Case Study: Bob Barlow Fine Art

Renowned Montana artist Bob Barlow recruited Engine 8 to design and develop a new web site to promote his fine art endeavors. A classic landscape painter, Barlow has developed an impressive body of work depicting his journeys in the Rocky Mountains and around the globe. Using iconic locations as backdrops, he has captured the beauty and essence of place in his work, including locales such as South Africa, Eastern Europe, Canada, and his back yard — the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

To translate this personal vision into a web site, Engine 8 spent a lot of time with Barlow upfront to better understand his approach and aesthetic sensibilities. After a few visits to Barlow’s painting studio, it was clear we had to incorporate his love of travel in the new web site. The idea of world travel would help distinguish the web site from other landscape painters of the American West. Engine 8 created a site that pays homage to Barlow’s deep Western roots and taps into his many painting adventures, which have taken him around the world.