Anthony Barrow is a member of NAPA, the National Acrylic Painters Association and has been painting for over 30 years he holds a BA (Hons) Fine Art and Certificate in Education and is a professional artist and lecturer and a Member of the Institute for Learning. He runs personal classes and provides demonstrations and workshops in the Lancashire and North Cheshire areas he also lectures for Wigan Council in the Adult Community sector.
Early in 2007 he was invited to appear in the BBC 2 program “Rolf on Lowry” a televised event where he worked alongside Rolf Harris in the reproduction of Lowry’s painting of ”Piccadilly Gardens” in Manchester.
In 2008 he was commissioned by Tote Sport to produce eight portraits of celebrities using the horsehair of the 2006 Grand National winner Numbersixvalverde. The finished paintings where exhibited at Aintree over the three days of the Grand National event they are now to be auctioned off to raise money for the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Imagine Appeal.
In 2005 I won 1st prize in the prestigious Art of Love Exhibition at the Oxo Tower Warf in London with his painting “The Others”
September 2007 he won the Daler Rowney best British painting category at the NAPA 23rd International Exhibition, held at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms in Shropshire.
In 2008 he was prize winner of the landscape/urban category at the SAA Artist of the Year Competition in Waterperry, Oxfordshire.
In 2009 he was prize winner in the SAA Artist of the Year figurative/portrait category held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London and this year 2010 he won the first prize in the still life category exhibition to be held at the same venue.
2006 Once More with Feeling, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Reynolds Building, Sackville Street, Manchester.
2003 Solo Exhibition, Observer Gallery, Wigan.
2010 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, 1st prize Still Life Category, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.
2010 Turnpike Open, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2009 People and Places, The Architect’s Gallery Ltd, The Powder Rooms 69-71 Broad Street Teddington TW11 8QZ
2009 NAPA 25th International Exhibition, View Two Gallery, Mathew Street, Liverpool.
2009 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, 1st prize Figure and Portrait Category, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.
2009 Astley Biennial Open Exhibition, Astley Hall, Chorley.
2009 Go Pink and Blue, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool. Charity event in aid of male and female cancer charities
2009 Turnpike Open, Turnpike Gallery Leigh.
2009 Revolve Gallery, Triangle Shopping Centre, Manchester.
2009 Revolve Gallery @ G Casino exclusive one night only art event 2nd April.
2008 St Peters RC High School, Orrell, Wigan. OK Studios artists exhibition.
2008 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, Waterperry, Oxfordshire. (Ist prize. Winner of landscape/urban category)
2008 Patchings International Art Exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham.
2008 Leigh and Wigan Artists Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2007 “Wigan to Leigh” Exhibition of artworks produced by local artists and art groups held at the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2007 NAPA 23rd International Exhibition, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. (Prizewinner Daler Rowney best British painting category)
2007 Looking Sideways.- OK Artists Studios Exhibition, Drumcroon Art Gallery and Education Center, Parsons Walk, Wigan. (27 Jul —24 Aug 2007)
2006. OK Studio, Open Studio Exhibition, Cross Street, Standish, Wigan.
2006. Past Present Future, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh (Winner of the Peoples Prize)
2005. Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. (Winner of the Peoples Prize)
2005. Show5, Degree Show, UCLan, Preston.
2005. Nationwide Mercury Art and Music Student Competition, The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London.
2005. “Objects of Desire” Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Lancashire.
2005. The Grosvenor Museum`s 6th Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Street, Chester.
2005. “Mind Where You Look” Exhibition, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury and Oldham Art Gallery.
2005. Army Benevolent Fund Exhibition, The Minster Church of St John The Evangelist, Church St, Preston.
2005. Art of Love Exhibition, Oxo Gallery, Oxo Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London. (1st prize winner)
2004. Wrexham Open, Wrexham Museum and Art Gallery, Wrexham, Wales. 2004. Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport. (short listed prize winner)
2004. Stockport Artlink Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire.
2004. Channel 4, Big Art Challenge, Lowry Centre, Manchester.
2004. Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire.
2004. West Lancashire Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2004. Manchester Academy of Fine Arts open exhibition, Salford, Manchester.
2004. NAPA Open International Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead.
2003. Sefton Open Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery.
2003. Stockport Open, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire.
2003. St Mary’s Village Hall solo exhibition
2000. The Observer Gallery, Rowbottom Square, Wigan.
· 2009 Marks and Spencer’s commission an acrylic painting of the new front of store area inside the Grand Arcade celebrating their 127year anniversary. The painting will be auctioned of to raise money for Derian House.
· 2009 Friends of Mesnes Park Wigan commissioned to paint a view of the park including the pavilion for display in the renovated café.
· 2008 Tote Sport commissioned me to produce eight portraits of celebrities using horsehair taken from the 2006 Grand National winner Numbersixvalverde. The finished paintings where exhibited at Aintree over the three days of the Grand National event they will then be auctioned of to raise money for the Alder Hey Childrens Hospital Imagine Appeal.