Jerry Browning

“How do I feel when I’m painting? For me, painting is like being in a state of alertness, of heightened awareness, a sort of abstract state where everything feels clearer and more defined.”

As a student at both Exeter and Reading Colleges of Art Jerry Browning painted under the tutelage of Sir Terry Frost and Patrick Heron, who both awarded him First Class Degrees in Fine Art. He worked alongside acclaimed painters Patrick Proctor, Albert Irvin, Adrian Heath and Gillian Ayres. 

Jerry became immersed in American abstract expressionism and the exciting new art of Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Robert Montgomery. Back in the UK he joined the famous colony of British artists in St Ives, where he continued to explore the growing American influence and went on to further develop his own unique style of abstract expressionism.

A natural, instinctive painter, Browning’s stunning abstract canvases vibrate with a raw energy that draws the viewer in and provokes an emotional response. His work is powerful and full of energy and light. Drawing upon his experience of living in wild and remote areas on the west coast of Ireland, Morocco, America and Cornwall.

His influences include John Hoyland, Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline.