Mike Barlow Bronze Sculpture
An Bronze wildlife sculpture artist, Mike Barlow, solidifies anatomical correctness into his sculpture, capturing the essence of his wildlife subjects. Mike has sculpted many captivating animal scenes that ultimately tell a potent story. Characteristically, his dexterous surfaces magnify the true spirit of his wildlife subjects.
“I work to express the strength and power of the animals I sculpt within a classic context while incorporating a contemporary flare.” – Mike Barlow
From an early age, Mike immersed himself in the study of the greatest American and European sculptors such as Alexander Phimister Proctor, François Auguste René Rodin, Antoine-Louis Barye and Pierre-Jules Mêne and notable painters such as Carl Rungius, Bob Kuhn and John Singer Sargent. Beginning as a teenager, he studied the art in museums of London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Madrid, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, and Los Angeles. Classic masterpieces greatly influenced Mike’s style. His years as a professional wildlife photographer served him well and gave Mike a solid foundation for the sculpture that he is so passionate about today.
In 2000, Mike entered full-time into a career as a wildlife sculptor. Mike and his work were quickly acclaimed throughout the art community. Today his sculpture is part of collections worldwide.