special place heatherbell barlowHeatherbell Barlow

Seascape and Landscape Paintings

Devon, United Kingdom


Oil Paintings
(from top to bottom)

Special Place

Devon Meadows

Lake Buttermere Spring



Artist Introduction   

Whilst painting the tropical stage set for the Musical South Pacific I had a eureka moment: painting beautiful landscapes is what I want to do for the rest of my life. Two years ago I gave up my teaching career in order to pursue a career as a professional artist. I am not attached to a gallery but have found venues to put on my own solo shows; six so far as well as an open studio event from my home. My next solo show will be in April: My Journey So Far.


devon meadows heatherbell barlowMedium, Style and Themes   

Always landscapes, seas and skies because that is what I love to paint.

Inspiration is all around me.

I paint in oils, always on canvas, for me, no other medium can compare. I paint landscapes and seascapes inspired by the beautiful countryside around me: the South West of England.

My style is a kind of naturalistic impressionism. I like people to be able to recognise the place I have painted. With oils, I like to be able to create a painting over a number of weeks giving thought to how it will emerge from my memory of a special place. In my country, painting outside is not always an option.






Kurt Jackson, a Cornish Artist has been a great influence on my desire to paint, he has a wonderful free style but always seems to capture the essence of a landscape. The early French Impressionists have also influenced my style as well as the wonderful scenic backdrops of Italian Renaissance painting.


Why do you create art?    

I love the whole notion of creating something unique and placing my own interpretation on a once visited landscape. I believe that a beautiful painting can transport you to another place: it can make a wonderful gift for all occasions. I am so inspired by the landscapes around me that I just want to capture something of their beauty on canvas.


Are you having success with art sales?   

Not yet. I am selling paintings but in these difficult times, not many people have the luxury to splash out. My prints of my best paintings have proved very popular. At the moment I am trying to improve my marketing skills and have so far learnt a lot from your website.


lake buttermere spring heatherbell barlowHow often do you paint?   

I would like to say every day, but sometimes I spend too much time on my computer trying to keep pace with the social media which is becoming a lifeline for artists; it is a great joy to be able to share ideas with other artists across the world.

One sentence description of Heatherbell Barlow

Enthusiastic and optimistic that I will get somewhere with my art.



Art Promotion   

Linked In has been great. Facebook too. I am trying to get a blog started but finding myself posting mostly on my Facebook page.

Offline I have fliers and postcards to promote what I do as well as the exhibitions.


Advice for Struggling Artists   

Keep at it. Believe in yourself and paint what you love. Share tips with other artists and artist groups.


Heatherbell Barlow - Landscape and Seascape Paintings


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