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PIERS BROWNE


PIERS BROWNE Piers, a Shropshire-born lad, acquired a love of drawing and painting in early childhood. After formal art training, firstly at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London, where he studied under the tutelage of Peter Garrard and the Principal Maurice de Saumarez and Bernard and Diana Dunstan. This was followed by further studies at The Royal Academy Schools, London where Piers won the David Murray Landscape prize both in 1974 & 1975. During this time Piers also attended Islington Studio, a professional print-making workshop where he was taught by the late, truly great Hugh Stoneman. This period gave him the best 3 years of etching and engraving skills that later led him to become a much sought after etcher. Piers travelled and painted extensively in Europe and Africa before settling in his adopted North Yorkshire in 1975. His home in Wensleydale, standing at a vantage point 1000 feet above sea level, faces over the deep valley Addlebrough, a flat topped small mountain rising out of the glacial landscape. Wensleydale from a height affords amazing panoramic vistas, a major influence on Piers’ life and work. The unique light that seems to exist in Wensleydale is something that he strives to capture in his work. He is an ardent colourist and this combination for capturing light with free brushwork and detailed nuances, has produced many exceptional oils and etchings, many of which have been hung at the Royal Academy Summer shows. Royal Academician artists Diane Armfield and her husband Bernard Dunstan wrote: “We both admire the wonderful intensity of Piers’ Vision, and in some of his oils, the handling, the rhythm of the paint marks, make for a strange beauty all of their own, and his etchings are superb” Awards Include: 1974 & 1975 David Murray Landscape Prize, London 1986 Rank Xerox Printmaking Prize 1986 London 1987 John Player Portrait Award 2nd Prize National Portrait Gallery 1987 Norsk Hydro Painting Award, Darlington 1991 WHSmith Illustrated Book of the Year/joint First prize with Wordsworth book 2009 Artichoke Printmaking Award, London 2011 Made ‘Painter of the North’ in the London DISCERNING EYE show 2012 Winner of The Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral


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January Dawn over Askrigg, Wensleydale

PIERS BROWNE

oil 18 x 24 in £1450

September Morning, Askrigg, Upper Wensleydale

PIERS BROWNE

oil 18 x 24 in £1450

From the Hotel Royal: Midday Parachute Pull

PIERS BROWNE

oil 23 x 26 in £2,500.00

Moonrise: December Dusk on Ellerkin,

PIERS BROWNE

oil 20 x 22 in £2,000.00

Swallows and Scots Pine: West Burton,

PIERS BROWNE

oil 17 x 17 in. £1,750.00

The Pink Cloud: Autumn Dawn, Wensleydale

PIERS BROWNE

oil 12 x 15 in £1,750.00