Jeremy studied at Northampton School of Art. Inspired by the British landscape artist Stanley Orchart, he spent several years developing his own style of painting while following a successful career working in studios in London and the Midlands. In 1977 he moved to Germany and for the next 6 years concentrated on painting German, French, Belgian and Dutch landscapes and townscapes. He returned to England in 1983 and now lives in North Norfolk. An inveterate traveller, he is especially drawn to the radiant skies and relaxed outdoor life of the Mediterranean where he spends considerable time painting in France, Italy and Spain. His sensitivity to light and atmosphere emerges fully in his paintings of sun-drenched town squares and shady side streets. His distinctive handling of perspective and dramatic treatment of light and shadow throw the scene into high relief and artfully lead the viewer into the picture. More recently in 2008 he was the recipient of a fellowship granted by the San Ei Gen Foundation, an institution set up to foster cultural exchange in the arts between the UK and Japan. This prestigious award allowed him a time of painting and study and to embark on a visual exploration of the ancient culture and unfamiliar landscape of Japan.
Jeremy Barlow has exhibited widely both in this country and in Europe his paintings are represented in public, private and corporate collections worldwide. He has exhibited at many major venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Royal Society of British Artists. He is an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and served as a council member from 1995 to 1999. He won the Stanley Grimm prize in 1994, 2000 and 2013 and the Alan Gourlay Memorial Prize in 1999 at the Annual ROI Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.