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Andrew Barlow – Enchanted

Andrew Barlow – Press Release   Andrew Barlow to enchant Hermanus   Andrew Barlow was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1970, studied Fine Arts at the University of Stellenbosch and completed his degree in 1992. Since then he has been a professional artist specializing in people and animal portraits in oil and charcoal. As part of his repertoire Barlow has done several portraits of Champion Racehorses and Stallions, including Jet Master, Captain Al, Pocket Power, Jay Peg, Bunter Barlow, and National Emblem. Being very involved in the world of Polo, he has done commissions of polo ponies, polo strings and polo teams in South Africa, England and America. Clients include Clifford Elphic, Lila Pearson, George and Clare Mountbatten, Marques and Marchioness of Milford Haven, Victor Vargas and Lyndon Lea. He has also done portraits of several racing silks, including Mary Slack and Gaynor Rupert. He has also done illustrations for the Robertson’s Bird Book of Southern Africa. Andrew has had several solo shows and participated in several group shows since the beginning of his career. Since 2015 he has focused his talent in drawing and painting more on the emotional state of the subject, and entice the viewer to experience or share a certain feeling, rather than question who the person in the portrait is. The emotional dimension of the work and the unique style in which he works has been a perfect union. With Enchanted, his latest body of work, Barlow creates large-scale charcoal drawings, which provoke the viewer into entering a world of curiosity and possibility. Not everything in the world is predictable and the scenarios created in these works...