My 81-year-old father, artist Philip Barlow, is my teacher, inspiration and mentor. He still paints every day, and in April will be featured in a two-person exhibition at Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah. I LOVE this recent painting of his -- titled "Sharing the Real Thing." It spotlights a great American icon and infuses it with playful romance. In this 100-year anniversary of Coke, it is so inspiring to see an 81-year-old artist, who continually strives to keep his own work fresh and vibrant, celebrate an iconic part of Americana with a nod to the past and a dose of whimsy and wit. Here's to getting better with AGE!
"Sharing the Real Thing"
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20"
by Philip Barlow
(courtesy of Phillips Gallery, SLC, UT)