Bronwen Findlay – colour and vibrancy

Energetic vibrant joyful riots of colour and paint: Bronwen Findlay’s work 

Bronwen's home is a destination in itself
Bronwen’s home is a destination in itself Liz at Lancaster
How stunning are these works?
How stunning are these works? Liz at Lancaster

Want something really special to do next Saturday – you have lots of warning!  Bronwen Findlay is having an open studio day. Pop-up exhibitions by their very nature often have a more spontaneous and intimate feel and even more so when the artist is present and the venue is the artist’s own home.  It will be a treat to visit Bronwen’s home which reflects her gentle quiet manner, her quirky individuality and her engaged critical mind.

The world around her

Each object enchants with colour
Each object enchants with colour Liz at Lancaster
Texture, colour, shape
Texture, colour, shape. Why do my baskets look like a pile of 2nd hand jumble?  Liz at Lancaster

Drawing inspiration from objects of everyday life particularly those traditionally associated with the domestic  realm – such as flowers, fabrics, crockery – Bronwen,  (I can’t call her Findlay … it just doesn’t sound right!) works with energized daubs and slashes of brightly coloured impasto paint.   While very easy to live with, her works are not merely decorative.  Bronwen elevates the apparently mundane and the prosaic, both through her powerful  painting technique and because of the enigmatic yet familiar quality of objects she uses, objects chosen for their personal, familial and historical significance.   …. And often for the sheer joy of their prettiness.

Bronwen is also a first class print-maker and mosaicist.  I was privileged to see a recently installed large scale double- paneled mosaic of indigenous South African birds , a commission for an art collector and friend of mine. Bronwen Findlay is a well-established artist: she has been represented on numerous group shows and is represented in important  art museums and corporate collections. Her last solo show which was very successful, was held at the Everard Read Gallery in 2012.   For more

There are options for all to buy

One day I will enjoy a Bronwen on my wall !
One day I will enjoy a Bronwen on my wall !

Works range in scale and price – from R5000 to R95 000 – so offering very  good opportunities for people to look,  to begin their collections, to add to them, or just for the pure love of art and experience of an artist’s home – in this case an eccentric and spectacular one! Bronwen’s home is eclectic, charming, funky with the most wonderful warm welcoming feel to it.  Bronwen as person,  artist and home-maker  are completely congruent. Did I mention she’s a teacher too?

You’ll have two opportunities to visit, as she has open studio days on the 14th and the following Saturday 21st November- from 10 to 6 at 43 Barnes Rd Brixton. You won’t be disappointed.

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One thought on “Bronwen Findlay – colour and vibrancy

  1. thank you Liz for informing us of Bronwens pop-up exhibition – clear idea – and something I would have missed if it wasn’t for your blog.
    I have know Bronwen for many years and am a great admirer of her work of which I do possess a few.

    Best regards, Anneliese

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