Artist Statement

I am drawn to Eastern religions and the surrealist strain of European modern art. I am particularly interested in the role of chance in the process of art-making, which is central to both of these disparate disciplines.

Using two different processes, my paintings express feeling and action. In some instances, I begin with a spontaneous, gestural drawing in paint which is built-up, scraped down, and revised from session to session. At other times, without revision, paint from tubes is applied directly to the canvas, and then spread in columns from top to bottom. Brian Browne


Brian Browne’s paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and cultural centers, including the Davis Gallery of Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, the New Hampshire Biennial at the Manchester Institute of Art & Sciences in Manchester, and the Blue Hill Concert Association in Blue Hill, Maine. He studied visual art at Syracuse University, the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and received a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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