Piers Browne

Piers Browne followed a classically trained path culminating in ’75 with a diploma from the Royal Academy Schools where he won the David Murray Landscape Prize twice.

Piers Browne – A painter & etcher of landscapes and seascapes who often shows in the Royal Academy Summer Show & November’s New English Art Club but who moves tradition on with a powerful new English ‘Romantic’ approach. Though he is ‘moved’ to create, he uses more and more, especially when etching, the science of colour harmonies to evoke a season, a mood, a powerful natural force. All in all, he attempts to recreate what he considers BEAUTY and mystery in landscape. As for OILS, he adores painting on the spot and best even, working up on huge canvases from such smaller oil and w-colour sketches made on the spot: see for instance the huge most recent Turkey oil of 36 square feet in OILS FOR SALE which combines both his love of pure sea with light on a great tree.

Most recently Piers won a highly Commended at the extraordinary and well presented Ropewalk Gallery in Barton on Humber in their prestigious, National PRINT OPEN show with an etching he rates as ‘getting to depict what I wish to say” (at last, after over 40 years at it!) in a multi-plate print to be seen under Etchings on this site, one of a series of 8 called: ‘SUMMER EVENING, UPPER WENSLEYDALE FROM ELLERKIN’ .