Philip Barlow always knew art would play a major role in his life and this led him to his studies in the Department of Art at the University of Utah and a BFA degree.
After a tour with the U.S. Army, Philip formed his own graphic design firm specializing in corporate identity, packaging, and annual report design. He retired the business in 1997. While still active in the business, he exhibited his artwork in galleries in New Mexico, Wyoming, California and Utah.
He joined the Utah Watercolor Society in 1983 and eventually served as President. During the same period, he began to explore the use of acrylics and oils.
He says a major lesson learned was “listen to my critics but feel free to ignore them.”
Philip resides in Salt Lake City, Utah and his work is currently represented by galleries in Utah and California.
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Philip Barlow doesn’t want to be pigeonholed, boxed in as this kind of painter or that kind. The 80-years-young artist says he keeps “one foot in the box and the other outside – exploring the unexplored.”
That’s why, in his exhibit this month at Phillips Gallery, you’ll see a few moody landscapes, some narrative still lifes, and a bit of whimsy, too. Exploration makes him happy. And “When I’m happy, my art is happy,” he says…
Read the full article in the May 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.