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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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The Pink Cloud, Autumn Dawn, Wensleydale

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Oil 12 x 15 in £895

Winter Cloud, Wiltshire

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Oil 13 x 13 in £750

Summer Garden, Harrogate

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Oil 14½ x 11 in £785

Autumn Sunset, Wensleydale

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Oil 15 x 15 in £785

Frisky Dog, Scarborough

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Oil 15½ x 48 in £1950

July Evening, Wensleydale

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Oil 7½ x 34 in £1600

April Showers over Penhill, Wensleydale

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Etching 7 x 14¼ in £520

May Plum Blossom

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Etching 16¾ x 20¼ in £615

Spring Lambs, Penhill from Askrigg

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oil 6 x 21½ in £735

Egret over the Waal, Zaltbommel

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oil 23¼ x 16¾ in £2100

The Stour at Flatford Mill, June Afternoon

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oil 23¼ x 17½ in £1950

House Martins at the Artists House, July, Wensleydale

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oil 10 x 13¼ in £765

Lambing in Early Spring, Wensleydale

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oil 11½ x 19½ in £885

June Evening, upper Wensleydale with Curlews

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oil 29¾ x 29¾ in £2650

Storm over Aviemore from the Summit of Cairngorm

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oil 15¼ x 25 in £1950

Ailsa Craig from Fairlie, Evening with Seal, Gannet and Swans taking Flight

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oil 16¾ x 23½ in £2100

August Sun on Penhill, with Curlews, Wensleydale

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oil 9½ x 11½ in £735

Summer Thunder Tourettes-sur-Loup

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etching a/p 7 x 14½ in £415

The Dipper, Apersett

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oil 10 x 7½ in £520

Towards the River Ure from the Scar at Nappa

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oil 17¾ x 14 in £1850

Juvenile Gulls, Sandsend

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oil 17¼ x 23¾ in £1950

A Ripening Day, Squeezing out Days Heat

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etching 12/25 8 x 8 in £345

Balmy Easter Evening, Penhill

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oil 11 x 11 in £785

Last Boat out of Teesport

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oil 17½ x 22 in £2100

Looking South, Springtime from Bardsey Island

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oil 9¾ x 22 in £1575

Golden Larch, Silver River, Wensleydale

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oil 16¾ x 24 in £1950

November Dawn, Askrigg lit up, Wensleydale

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oil 16 x 16 in £750

Great June Sunset with Fisherman on the Ure

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oil 17 x 23 in £1750

Seagull at Saltburn

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oil 5½ x 7 in £495

Meadow Cranesbill, Thornton Rust, Evening Light

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oil 11 x 11 in £850

The Last Two gannets, October, Bempton Cliffs

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oil 11 x 11 in £750

Tups and Distant Lambs, Penhill, Wensleydale

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oil 21 x 32 in £1850

September Morning Askrigg, upper Wensleydale

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oil 17 x 23¾ in £1975

Towards Askrigg, budding Sycamores

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oil 22 x 36 in £2100

New Larch, October Afternoon, upper Wensleydale

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oil 5 x 11½ in £575

Fishing in Brittany, Pointe de Castelli

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oil 5¼ x 13½ in £785

Towards upper Wensleydale, ,May, from the Plum Tree

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oil 32 x 42 in £2700

Woodcock Fly past, Wensleydale

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oil 9 x 17 in £850

Towards Hammermet from Cap Bon, Tunisia

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oil 14 x 30 in £1995

Cherry Blossom, Looking up Dale, Wensleydale

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oil 32 x 42 in £2650

Christmas Sunset caught on a Wiltshire Tree

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oil 31¾ x 41½ in £2650

Saved Willow

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Oil 10 x 7 in £520

Winter Sunset, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore

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Oil 7 x 20 in £735