#10410 Peter Browne
#10410 Peter Browne
The Ironing Mountain
47cm x 57cm (Framed size)
Please note, there are some minor marks and scratches on the frame. (Shown in second image)
Peter Browne was born in 1947 at West Wyalong, although he claims to have been found under a sheet of tin near Rankin Springs! This artist's work is the culmination of a truly colourful life.
Peter's early years were spent on a sheep property at Geogilderie on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, dodging snakes mustering sheep and catching Fish. After an uneventful six years in the Australian Air Force he went bush and spent three years in Longreach mostly roustabouting and pressing in the surrounding Shearing sheds.
His oil paintings of the early eighties were predominantly brown tones, his colours sneaked in after his move to Broken Hill. He purchased a ruin in the Ghost town of Silverton 30 kilometers north west of Broken Hill and the rest is history. His amazing mud and stone Gallery has been a tourist attraction ever since and has even had vice regal visits from Governors general and Governors a veritable who's who.
Peters Gallery appeared on the front cover of "The lonely planet" guide and stayed there for 5 years.
Peter has now celebrated 50 years contributing to the Australian art scene, he is honoured to have exhibited at Parliament house amongst many prestigious Galleries.
A large body of the artists work can be found at The Bell Gallery Berrima where he is now resident artist, you may visit him there on weekends. Peter's paintings depict farm and rural life from the 1950s to the present day, as he has been painting for forty years.
Probably the most unusual factor in his artwork is the fact that he includes almost all facets of daily life, nothing escapes his brush, motorcycles, hot air balloons aircraft, bicycles cars, trucks, machinery, steam engines etc etc… He paints about plumbers, electricians lawn mowing contractors, fencers, solicitors doctors just about everything and includes Australian animals such as echidnas, emus, kangaroos in almost all his work.
This artist has won numerous awards for his work and exhibits in many fine galleries.
The bulletin magazine described him as Probably the nations most all Australian Artist.
You will often see articles about this Aussie icon in your Airline Magazine and most guidebooks, mostly with photos of his painted Volkswagens.