Bob Barlow, a Wyoming native, is the son of a pioneer ranching family. His love of outdoor painting takes him to many parts of the world. Travels abroad include Prague, Czech Republic, where he has spent several months a year since 1991. Other favorite painting places are East Africa, the Caribbean, Ireland, Russia, the canyons of the Southwest and the Canadian Rockies. The landscapes of Wyoming and Montana continue to inspire Barlow’s work, particularly the Bighorn Mountains, the Beartooth Range, and Glacier Park. Barlow’s work on location every August at the Crow Fair, Crow Agency, Montana is becoming well known.
Bob has carried a backpack full of painting gear by jeep, horseback, tram and subway as well as on foot, in order to capture on-the-spot beauty. A rugged outdoorsman, Barlow is a cosmopolitan conversationalist, expert ball-room dancer and devoted family man. Through the years he has served on community boards and developed of permanent art collection of Prestigious names in the Campbell County Library in Gillette, Wyoming. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Wyoming where he has a business degree.
Of his outdoor painting Bob states, “I have packed into the high-country with my painting friends, have climbed cliffs and walked over boulder fields, sometimes covered with a surprise July snow, in order to put a scene on canvas. Wind, ice, rain, mosquitoes and even grizzlies on the trail try to curtail an artist’s efforts. It is all worth it.” Bob is a member of the Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club, both in New York City. He has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine (May 1988 & August 1996), cover feature in the American Artist Magazine (June 2000), Big Sky Journal (Winter 2000), Western Art & Architecture (Fall 2007 Premier Issue), and Art of the West (January/February 2008).