Piers Browne born in Shropshire, studied art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Royal Academy in London. He has travelled and painted extensively in Europe and Africa before settling in North Yorkshire in 1975. His home in Wensleydale, from a height affords amazing panoramic vistas, a major influence upon Piers’ life and work.
He strives to capture the unique light that seems to exist so ravishingly in Wensleydale. He is an ardent colourist and this combination for capturing light with free brushwork's panache has produced, with more detailed nuances, many exceptional oils and etchings and many have been hung at the RAS Summer show.
Piers works from extensive observation and experience of his subjects, he enjoys painting with fervour and pace, which the immediacy of working in oil affords him and results in a post-Impressionist style. Most recently Piers has been keen to develop his seascapes, as they seem to him to be the best way to ally the light of sky to a ‘plain’ on Earth, sea being the obvious ‘plain’. The Greek islands and the Aegean coastline of Turkey have inspired a succession of large oils, predominantly of the sea, with many featuring Piers’ favoured olive tree.