worsley fine art

and memorabilia

biography

david barrow           1959 - present

David was born in Parbold and spent his formative years there before moving to Wigan. He began painting seriously when he was 19. He is extremely proud of his home town and he has captured it in a number of well regarded oil painting which illustrate the heritage of both Parbold and Wigan.

His work has been featured four times in the summer exhibition at London's prestigious Royal Academy. He has also exhibited at The Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and The Royal Scottish Academy.

However, David is today probably best known for his Wigan Casino / Northern Soul Paintings. As a teenager he was a fanatical regular at Wigan Casino and in the 1990's he produced a series of paintings that depicted the Northern Soul Scene of the late 1970's. Proclaimed by The Observer as the Degas of Northern Soul.

These pictures have become extremely popular and his work is now widely collected around the world. Examples are now owned by such people as Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene and institutions such as The University of Music USA and the world famous Tamla Motown Museum in Detroit USA.