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Ron Barlow

Ron Barlow


Artist Work

Melting Pot
Oil on Canvas
30" x 39"
Oil on Canvas
24" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
24" x 24"
Oil on Canvs
18" x 24"
Notes From the Cave
Oil on Canvas
24 x 24
Sea of Green
Oil on Canvas
24" x 30"

Artist Information

Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

The paint hits the canvas and I try not to think much about it ... at least during the basic construction of the forms and various elements. I completely trust my subconscious to create the werk with minimal interference from my cronic need to label or identify the shapes. Only after the initial creation is reasonably complete do I consciously add details to pull the painting together. I work almost exclusively in oil on canvas and employ the Meroger medium rather than turpentine and linseed oil. I have also created ceramic and sculptural pieces from time to time. The earliest memory I have with my love of art occured when I was 7 years old and won 2nd place in an art exhibition. The artists who influenced and inspired me are many... Graham Ingels, Wally Wood, Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, James Ensor, and, of course, the Modernist powerhouses of the 20th century. I am still learning and being refreshed by artists of our age as well. The titles for my werks are purely personal and subjective ... the imagined meaning lies within the viewer.

Artist Bio


New York University - NYC
Santa Fe College - Santa Fe, NM
Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore, MD
Conrad-Miller Academy of Fine Arts - Baltimore, MD

1986 - Cartouche Gallery - Baltimore, MD
1988, 1989, 1991, 1993 - Retro Vintage - Baltimore, MD
1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007,2009 - Axis Mundi - Santa Fe, NM
2012 - The Art House - Baltimore, MD
2013 - 2014 - RAW - Baltimore, MD
2014, 2015 - Creative Alliance - Baltimore, MD

FASO International Competition - Most Outstanding Abstract Painting "Blood"
2015 - Artist of the Year - Tosca Magazine - Spring 2015 issue

Extensive knowledge of art and folk art - paintings, prints, posters, etchings, pastels, watercolors, sculpture

Extensive knowledge of vintage clothing and acessories, general antiques, vintage jewelry and their makers, ancient Roman, Greek and Medieval coins, stamps and currency, collectible toys, games and comic books, collectible American magazines


1967 Baltimore Polytechnic Institute - Baltimore, Maryland
High School Diploma  

1972-74 New York University New York City, Photography Diploma

1985-88 Conrad Miller Academy of Fine Art - Baltimore, Maryland
Fine Art Painting Degree

1988-91 Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore Maryland
Abstract Painting Degree