Piers Browne b1949
Born in Shropshire, trained at the Byam Shaw School of Art, followed by further studies at The Royal Academy Schools, where he won the David Murray Landscape prize both in 1974 & 1975. During this time Piers also honed his printmaking skills at the Islington Studio, a professional print-making workshop where he was taught by one of the finest master printmakers, the late Hugh Stoneman. In 1975, he settled in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire which was to provide a major source of inspiration for his works. He is an ardent colourist and this combination for capturing light with free brushwork and detailed nuances has produced many exceptional oils and etchings, many of which have been hung at the Royal Academy Summer shows.