MEET the artist PIERS BROWNE 12 noon Sat October 7th 2017
Wensleydale artist, printmaker, poet and author Piers Browne invites you to join hm athis BOOK SIGNING and exhibition which will feature oil paintings of the Yorkshire Dales and etchings that illustrate his novella ‘La Route des Violettes’. The book itself is being launched in York at this event
Piers, though a Shropshire-born lad, acquired a love of drawing and painting in early childhood scooter -ing about in those Constable-like lanes (and off to paint the fields and hills) of Shropshire. After formal art training, he travelled alone and painted (and adventured!) extensively in Europe and for a month central Africa, before settling in his adopted, equally landlocked North Yorkshire in 1975: Wensleydale, especially from a height affords amazing panoramic vistas, a major influence upon Piers’ life and work.
He is a ardent colourist and this combination for capturing light with free brushwork’s or palette knife’s panache has produced many exceptional oils and etchings, some regularly hung at the R A Summer show. Olive tree and Seascape works have recently gained him much recognition making the the landlocking broken!
Most recent are paintings and etchings of south Provence for the launch by Sept 8th 2017 of LA ROUTE DES VIOLETTES, which may be mass published, but if accepted, and even (later) handmade after publication for those Collectors who buy for many thousands of pounds Piers’ large handmade books. Piers has made 3 so far and they take, in between painting and even writing poetry, a good 3 or 4 years each to construct – though our Oxford’s Bodleian and Cambridge Uni libraries each asked to buy a copy each. They are pretty unique in the world at present, being traditional tho’ visionary etchings (even Samuel Palmerian landscape or seascape, it is said) with his own poems – he calls them verses! – handset type by hand and Eye usually in London.