Member: Barry Rowe

The Cliff
10 Cliff Road
Budleigh Salterton
Devon EX9 6JU
Tel: +44 (0) 1395 446654
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Rowe's career as a painter began when he won the prestigious Sotheby's-Transport Trust Art Award for his portrait of five times world champion Juan Manual Fangio. This led to commissions from Louis Vuitton of Paris, and Royal Caribbean Lines to decorate the lounges of cruise ships, which includes their latest and largest ship Freedom of the Seas. Cunard commissioned Rowe to do a series of paintings for their new ship Queen Victoria. His paintings are found in galleries, private and corporate collections throughout the world.

He painted the Concours poster for Pebble Beach in 1998 ,1999 and was commissioned to paint the concours poster for 2007 and 2009. He has also painted the Pebble Beach Tour posters for 2000, 01, 02, 03 ,04, 05, 06 and 2008. He was also invited to paint the Concours poster for Meadow Brook Hall in 2003 and Hillsborough Concours in 2006 Rowe also painted the poster for the 2003 and 2006 Monterey Historic Automobile Races.

Fascinated with the expression of light and atmosphere, Rowe almost always includes people in his automotive paintings, and treats his pictures as art, not just illustrations of cars. Rowe's book 'Atmosphere and Light', published by David Bull, won a gold medal in New York