Andrew Barrowman - plein air oil painter

Plein air painting in Cornwall - Andrew Barrowman landscape artist

Andrew Barrowman Landscape artist



Andrew Barrowman is a painter of landscapes and seascapes working mainly in oils. Based in West Cornwall, most of his subjects are usually discovered whilst walking his dog. He finds skies and the Cornish light particularly fascinating. Andrew doesn’t have to travel far to discover locations for his work, often finding the most interesting subjects are everyday places.

Farm tracks and lanes, corners of fields, distant glimpses of the sea, views from the coast path and sunrises or sunsets seen from the beach are painted either on location or in the studio at Krowji using plein air sketches as reference. Andrew runs the Sketching Club at Krowji where members sketch around the Redruth area.

Exhibiting this summer 2021 at the following shows:

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham UK

New English Art Club Mall Galleries London UK

The Pastel Society Mall Galleries London UK 

Society of Graphic Fine Art Mall Galleries London

‘Eyes on Lusty’ Saltwalls Gallery Newquay Cornwall

Andrew sells his work throughout the year at The Customs House Gallery Porthleven, Gallery 5 in Salcombe,  VK Gallery Cambridgeshire. He will be joining an exciting new gallery this Summer 2021 in the heart of the Cotswolds so watch this space!

If you enjoy watching painting videos please subscribe to Andrew’s YouTube channel. Here is the latest where he is painting plein air with oil paints on the Cornish coastline at Gwithian beach.

Informal WORKSHOPS in oil painting techniques running at Andrew’s studio 217 at Krowji Redruth are available throughout the year. Plein Air painting workshops during Spring and Summer – contact Andrew for more details. Due to Covid 19 LOCKDOWN all studio based workshops are postponed until further notice.

Andrew currently runs workshops with Truro Arts  – there are more dates available for plein air oil painting workshops in 2021 please contact Truro Arts. He also teaches oil painting and sketching courses ‘Hidden landscapes‘ at some of his favourite locations around St Ives with St Ives School of Painting. Andrew is also teaching this year with the new School of Outdoor Art near Camborne. Please click on the link for more details.

To view Andrew’s latest plein air painting, sketching trips and studio works in progress please follow him on Facebook andrewbarrowmanart and Instagram #andrew.barrowman

Andrew mainly uses Michael Harding oil paints for his paintings and is a featured artist on their website. For sketching on location he uses a variety of media to get faster, looser results including Sennelier oil sticks, casein, charcoal and graphite.

Viewing and purchasing paintings and prints

A list of current galleries where Andrew is selling his work can be found in the Galleries section. Please contact the gallery direct to inquire about paintings.

Limited Edition Fine Art Giclee prints are available direct from this website. These are signed and limited to editions of 50. These are only available direct from Andrew – LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Andrew has his studio 217 at Krowji Redruth and loves being part of the artistic community there. The location is a bonus too, as he can readily access the North coast from the studio and explore some new locations for plein air painting. He has a book coming out this summer based on his paintings of the view of St Agnes Beacon from his studio window. A generous grant from Cultivator Cornwall has helped a lot with the project. The book will be available to order on the website very soon.

To discuss exhibitions, workshops, studio visits or to see more work please contact Andrew using the form or email at: – Also, you can follow him on Social Media for up to date news and events

Ogo Dour Cove oil on board

Ogo Dour Cove oil on board

Farm track

Farm track