Springwood Feature Artist: David Bromley

David Bromley The Lookout (Children Series)

Bromley wasn’t born in Australia, but like all great artists who moved here in their youth, it seems only fair we claim him as one of our own.  He was 4 when his family migrated from Sheffield in the UK so it seems only fair – it’ll also explain the quaint, near typical British whimsy and boys-own style for which he has become renown.

Bromley is currently feeling the love for his two unique themes; the female portrait and the Children’s series.

The latter are wildly popular. His palette and his compositions are deeply rooted in the joys and innocence of youth in times gone by. Loaded with pets, toys, games and adventure Bromley evokes summer’s spent by the seaside, brothers, sisters and holiday friends exploring their environments with a child’s ever present inquisitiveness and acceptance.

Perspective doesn’t matter, it’s the joy of the new and endless days of adventure that capture the viewer.

Whilst figurative his application of colour is reminiscent of Warhol’s pop art and Bromley often sites his fellow artist as an inspiration.

Never dull and highly collectible, Bromley is deserved of his 3 finalist nominations in the Archibald Prize amongst other gongs he’s collected on the way.

Charleston’s are proud to bring you select works from the Children series at our auctions whenever possible.

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