Born in 1970, in Harare, Zimbabwe, Barlow studied Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch, graduating in 1992 with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting).
Since 1992 Barlow has specialised in people and animal portraiture and illustration.
Pencil, pen and wash illustrations for ‘Waders of Southern Africa’, Phil Hockey and Clare Douie,
Illustration of 5 plates for ‘The Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition’, Hockey, Dean and Ryan, John Voelcker Bird Book Fund.
Commissioned portraiture of Champion Racehorses and stallions. Notable commissions include Jet Master, Captain Al, Pocket Power, Jay Peg, Bunter Barlow, National Emblem and Trippi.
Auction of racing art and Stallion portraits at ‘J&B Met Cocktails and Racing’, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Commissioned portraiture of polo ponies, pony strings and polo teams in South Africa and England. Clients include Clifford Elphic, Lila Pearson, George and Clare Mountbatten, Marques and Marchioness of Milford haven, Victor Vargas and Tony Pidgley.
Commissioned portraits of racing silks, Clients include Mary Slack and Gaynor Rupert.
‘Equus’, Group Exhibition, Dorp Street Galley, Stellenbosch
‘Working Dogs, Sporting Dogs and Other Faithful Companions’, Group Exhibition, Frost and Reed, New York.
Solo Exhibition of Portrait Paintings and Drawings, Kurland Pavilion, Plettenburg Bay.
Teaching 1st Year Drawing, Stellenbosch Academy of Photography and Design, Stellenbosch