A Moment In Time

Simon Barlow Artist’s Statement


“Everything that's lovely is 

But a brief, dreamy kind of delight.” 

– William Yeats.


This body of work is an expression of, or testament to my obsessions -the ancient craft of painting and natural beauty.

Driven by my first encounter with the art of Caravaggio and a compulsion to master my craft is my daily motivation in the studio, and a subconscious instinct and compulsion to capture the beauty of nature, represented by the flower.

It is a trance like process, transforming the every day subject into a monumental image and celebration, to impress the viewer. 

My subject becomes the surreal, an ethereal moment in time, in suspended animation, a complex landscape of light and form.

The flower is a powerful image, representing love, life, loss, mortality and culture. Humans and flowers have a complex relationship extending far back into our history, and our fascination with its form and meaning inspires my compositions.

 

Exhibition runs from: 12th Nov - 28th Nov 2021  RSVP
Studio Gallery - 14 Dissik St - Cheltenham VIC
Gallery hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Sunday
 

Peony Portrait 2221

$6,900.00
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Peonies 2621

$12,000.00

Peonies 2521

$12,000.00
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Peonies 2321

$8,500.00

Peonies 2421

$8,500.00

Peonies 1921

$8,500.00
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Peonies 1821

$8,500.00

Peony Portrait 2121

$8,700.00
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Peonies 1321

$7,900.00
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Peonies 1221

$7,900.00
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Peonies 1121

$7,900.00

Peonies 1021

$7,900.00
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Peonies 0921

$8,500.00

Peonies 0821

$8,500.00
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Tulips 0721

$7,900.00