My choice of subjects for painting is varied as I explore my creative expression and make use of colour, light and shade.
Art works: 25
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About Heather Browne
I was born in East Melbourne but spent most of my childhood and early adulthood in the Mildura area.
My parents had several paintings in our home done by my father’s uncle Robert Buchan Nisbet (1857 – 1942) a Scottish artist who had paintings displayed in galleries in the United Kingdom and Europe. These paintings had been brought out to Australia by my grandparents and the family was very proud of them. I was very taken with these paintings as a child which are mainly English landscapes and decided when I was quite young that I too wanted to paint. However my career path took .began to paint, first attending a watercolour class in Melbourne.
It was later, after a period of living in the United Kingdom for several years and visiting the world famous galleries both there and in Europe that I became keen to learn more about art.
I purchased books on art, visited local exhibitions and looked at tutorials online, exploring different styles of composition, palette colours, tonal values and brush marking. I have also gained knowledge through attending art workshops and regular classes from several art teachers over many years. Each teacher has given me insights into art and influenced me in varied styles and mediums. I believe this type of learning has given me confidence in approaching my artwork with a creative open mind letting go of the fear of making mistakes.
My passion is art and I have an enthusiasm for many styles of art and like to work with oils, acrylics, watercolours and mixed media. When working on a piece I try to capture the essence of the subject to bring a quality of life into my paintings in an attempt to transport the viewer into the subject.
My paintings vary from realistic to contemporary still life, from landscapes and portraits to semi-abstract works. I like to use a palette ranging from bright, intense colours to softer, paler colours. This is a natural process of my ongoing art journey, reflecting my mood and emotions of the present moment.
My choice of subjects for painting is varied as I explore my creative expression and make use of colour, light and shade. More recently I find I am wanting to explore a contemporary impressionistic style of art to expand my creative, artistic quest.
Royal Queensland Art Society Gold Coast, Kevin Taylor Art Group, May 2012, 2013.
Gold Coast Multicultural Arts "Womanhood", One Arts Gallery Gold Coast, March 2017
Mudgeeraba Show Society, June 2017, First Place Visual Arts
Mudgeeraba Show Society June 2018, First Place, Visual Arts, Water
Mudgeeraba Show Society June 2018, 2nd Place, Any Medium
Mudgeeraba Show Society June 2018, 2nd Place Visual Arts, Oil
D’Arcy Doyle Art Awards, Mudgeeraba, June 2018