In this new collection of paintings, Paul Brown features his favourite subjects: beautiful buildings, light, and water.
Brown is fascinated by the colours created by dawn and dusk. He has concentrated on studying the same subject at the same time on different days and is fascinated by how the same view can look so different. This has led him to paint the sunrise and sunsets in both London and Venice. No.2. Sunrise, St. Paul’s from Waterloo Bridge, is a fine impression of a vibrant sunrise on a hot summer’s day in London; while No.34. Impression sunrise from The Accademia Bridge, Venice, captures the striking Venetian morning light on a hot day in September.
Brown is equally at home painting beach scenes and landscapes. Many of his beach scenes feature his own children and he makes regular painting trips to the beaches of West Wittering. One of his finest figurative paintings to date is No.23. Looking for fish, which was painted in the morning light of Corfu last summer. Paul also enjoys painting triptychs. With the warm weather at the end of February earlier this year, he studied the setting sun opposite The Palace of Westminster and produced the striking oil painting, No.44. Sunset, The Houses of Parliament, Triptych.
During her ambitious travels to cover South America over a 3 month period, Athena realised that her preconceptions about the influences of global and indigenous cultures on the continent were just waiting to be reimagined. In a journey of discovery, she found vibrant people and society far richer, more diverse and with more of an eclectic spectrum of influence than she imagined. She not only encountered presiding influence from the historical events of the past but also a culture steeped in indigenous faces and traditions that exists to this day.
Her luminous and captivating portrait paintings offer revealing insights into the true faces of South America, exploring how ingenious culture and global diversity has influenced present-day people.
Through interviews and portraits of many nationalities, along her journey, Athena culminates her own captivating visual interpretation, uniting contemporary people with their native indigenous history. Expect contemporary faces in traditional realism contrasted with bursting modern colours of native print using thick impasto paint and weave. Enter a world where the past meets the present, and we see how South American history has been sewn.