Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Inspiration - David Bromley








I love David Bromley. Sally introduced him to me today. I cannot express how much his work inspires me. I want to paint and paint and paint. I haven't felt this inspired in a long while, and it is a fantastic feeling. It makes me want to discover new things, and express my emotions through painting. It makes me feel motivated. I want to go and buy a million blank canvasses....

"I find it interesting to write about my work... I weave through my thoughts and feelings searching for words to parallel the visual. As a presenter of images I express myself through paint and I don't always have a verbal explanation for my outpourings on canvas – perhaps this is why there is some ambiguity in the narrative in my paintings. I don't always like to reveal a definite outcome to the scenarios in my works and prefer the viewer to make their own decision... We all attach different meanings to things based upon our own experiences, opinions and desires. I don't want to eliminate other interesting possibilities..... The sea has its own personality, the horizon itself has romance. You look at it and wonder what lies beyond."
-David Bromley May 1997. Source: http://www.aar.com.au/art/davidbromley.htm

8 comments:

Anna said...

A beautiful post Avril. I love David Bromley's work and maybe I'm a bit obsessed as I have 4 of his beautiful paintings!! He is an inspiration to me also!

mohairpink said...

Thanks for introducing us to him. Do you have the large paintings or does he do smaller paintings?

mohairpink said...

Ooops, I guess that question is directed at Anna!

TinkerBlue said...

I love his work. He has a painting called Lookout (I think). It's a boy and a girl in a plane. I saw it once and never again.

Avril said...

Thank you Anna. He is a very inspirational artist.

Avril said...

Sounds interesting tinkerblue, I'll have to see if I can track down a picture of it.

oldflowers4me said...

im screaming with joy- that you meet thia fantastic man- for many years ive watched him ,out of magazines and news papers- once when my son was about 14 -i told him about this man - that not all people -have to be the same and i read him somthing out load that david had said- he still remembers that - hes noe 20. many thanks..love jo...p.s dont forget to put your lipstick on... la la la.

A * said...

I have just purchased one of David Bromley's works ( Belinda ) Acrylic & silver metal leaf in blue on linen 153.0 x 91.0cm. I have two very lovely daughters 28 & 26 who have worked as models and are currently studying at university. I would like to commission David to paint them but don't know how to contact him, could someone help me, Regards Alex *