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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A Ripening Day, Squeezing out Days Heat

etching 12/25 8 x 8 in £345

A Ripening Day, Squeezing out Days Heat by

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

oil 16¾ x 23½ in £2100

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

April Showers over Penhill, Wensleydale

Etching 7 x 14¼ in £520

April Showers over Penhill, Wensleydale by

August Sun on Penhill, with Curlews, Wensleydale

oil 9½ x 11½ in £735

August Sun on Penhill, with Curlews, Wensleydale by

Autumn Sunset, Wensleydale

Oil 15 x 15 in £785

Autumn Sunset, Wensleydale by

Cherry Blossom, Looking up Dale, Wensleydale

oil 32 x 42 in £2650

Cherry Blossom, Looking up Dale, Wensleydale by

Christmas Sunset caught on a Wiltshire Tree

oil 31¾ x 41½ in £2650

Christmas Sunset caught on a Wiltshire Tree by

Fishing in Brittany, Pointe de Castelli

oil 5¼ x 13½ in £785

Fishing in Brittany, Pointe de Castelli by

Golden Larch, Silver River, Wensleydale

oil 16¾ x 24 in £1950

Golden Larch, Silver River, Wensleydale by

House Martins at the Artists House, July, Wensleydale

oil 10 x 13¼ in £765

House Martins at the Artists House, July, Wensleydale by

July Evening, Wensleydale

Oil 7½ x 34 in £1600

July Evening, Wensleydale by

Lambing in Early Spring, Wensleydale

oil 11½ x 19½ in £885

Lambing in Early Spring, Wensleydale by

Looking South, Springtime from Bardsey Island

oil 9¾ x 22 in £1575

Looking South, Springtime from Bardsey Island by

May Plum Blossom

Etching 16¾ x 20¼ in £615

May Plum Blossom by

Meadow Cranesbill, Thornton Rust, Evening Light

oil 11 x 11 in £850

Meadow Cranesbill, Thornton Rust, Evening Light by

New Larch, October Afternoon, upper Wensleydale

oil 5 x 11½ in £575

New Larch, October Afternoon, upper Wensleydale by

November Dawn, Askrigg lit up, Wensleydale

oil 16 x 16 in £750

November Dawn, Askrigg lit up, Wensleydale by

Saved Willow

Oil 10 x 7 in £520

Saved Willow by

Seagull at Saltburn

oil 5½ x 7 in £495

Seagull at Saltburn by

Spring Lambs, Penhill from Askrigg

oil 6 x 21½ in £735

Spring Lambs, Penhill from Askrigg by

Storm over Aviemore from the Summit of Cairngorm

oil 15¼ x 25 in £1950

Storm over Aviemore from the Summit of Cairngorm by

Summer Garden, Harrogate

Oil 14½ x 11 in £785

Summer Garden, Harrogate by

Summer Thunder Tourettes-sur-Loup

etching a/p 7 x 14½ in £415

Summer Thunder Tourettes-sur-Loup by

The Dipper, Apersett

oil 10 x 7½ in £520

The Dipper, Apersett by

The Last Two gannets, October, Bempton Cliffs

oil 11 x 11 in £750

The Last Two gannets, October, Bempton Cliffs by

The Pink Cloud, Autumn Dawn, Wensleydale

Oil 12 x 15 in £895

The Pink Cloud, Autumn Dawn, Wensleydale by

The Stour at Flatford Mill, June Afternoon

oil 23¼ x 17½ in £1950

The Stour at Flatford Mill, June Afternoon by

Towards Askrigg, budding Sycamores

oil 22 x 36 in £2100

Towards Askrigg, budding Sycamores by

Towards the River Ure from the Scar at Nappa

oil 17¾ x 14 in £1850

Towards the River Ure from the Scar at Nappa by

Towards upper Wensleydale, ,May, from the Plum Tree

oil 32 x 42 in £2700

Towards upper Wensleydale, ,May, from the Plum Tree by

Winter Cloud, Wiltshire

Oil 13 x 13 in £750

Winter Cloud, Wiltshire by

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