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PAINTINGS THAT PLAY WITH LIGHT

Bronwyn Searle has been painting and drawing, in one form or another, all her life.

Today, as an emerging (and highly collectable) painter in oils, her work reflects her passion for capturing the light, and is influenced by her depth of experience in illustrative technique. Bronwyn enjoys the challenge of taking ordinary, everyday scenes and interpreting them in her own inimitable and increasingly widely recognised style. Working in oils on canvas, she loves to explore the technique of chiaroscuro.

Bronwyn has recently returned to still life painting, while continuing to explore the detail found in leaf litter and textures in the urban world. She is drawn to the unique beauty found in ordinary settings. This direction suits her technique and eye for detail.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, and trained at the Brisbane College of Art, Bronwyn worked professionally in the art field for more than 25 years, starting as a graphic artist and moving on to exhibition design and illustration. She spent 18 years at the Queensland Museum, designing displays and illustrating museum publications, including the Sciencentre's picture book, “Velvet the Flying Gecko.”

Bronwyn collaborated with her writer husband Rick on two children's picture books, “Slam Dunk Tim” and “Follow Me,” which were published by Random House and Scholastic respectively. Leaving the Museum in 2002, she freelanced as an illustrator, with regular commissions from John Wiley Australia Publishers.

In 2012 Bronwyn was invited to be represented by the Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane after winning first prize in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Awards. She exhibits a new collection of works there each year. 

Her paintings are held in a number of private collections, in Australia and overseas.

She is also happy to take commissions.

2016

  • Rotary Art Spectacular - Finalist
  • Tattersall's Club - Outback to Ocean Exhibition
  • Lethbridge Gallery Exhibition - BEAUTIFULLY IMPERFECT

2015

  • Rotary Art Spectacular - Finalist
  • Lethbridge 10000 - Finalist
  • Lethbridge Gallery Exhibition - FROM THE GROUND UP

2014

  • Lethbridge 10000 - Finalist
  • Lethbridge Gallery Exhibition - BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
  • Clayton Utz Art Award - Finalist

 2013

  • Lethbridge Gallery - Small Scale Art Awards - Finalist
  • Lethbridge Gallery Exhibition - Groundwork
  • Brisbane Grammar School Art Show
  • Clayton Utz Art Awards - Finalist

2012

  • Lethbridge Gallery - Small Scale Art Awards - First Prize "WINNER"
  • Lethbridge Gallery - Follow-up Exhibition - STREET ART
  • Brisbane Grammar School Art Show

2011

  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Lethbridge 10000 - Small Scale Awards - Finalist
  • Brisbane Grammar School Art Show

2010

  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Padua College "Artscape"
  • Lethbridge 10000 - Small Scale Art Awards - Finalist
  • Brisbane Grammar School Art Show
  • Lethbridge Gallery "Weekend Show" in October
  • Cousin'c Collection Family Exhibition - Circle Gallery Nov/Dec

2009

  • Kiln Gallery 3 Person Show “Sea City Sky”
  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Padua College ‘Artscape’
  • Brisbane Grammar School Art Show
  • Nudgee College ‘Dimensions’ Art Show
  • Cerebral Palsy ‘Art for Arts Sake’ Art Auction
  • Art Promotions 20th Anniversary Exhibition

2008

  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Padua College ‘Artscape’ – Feature Artist
  • Nudgee College ‘Dimensions’ Art Show
  • Brisbane Grammar School ‘Passion’ Art Show
  • Manly Gallery ‘Black & White’ Exhibition
  • Kiln Gallery Walk July
  • Kiln Gallery Walk “Wish” December

2007

  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Padua College ‘Artscape’
  • Caloundra City School Arts Alive
  • Queensland Villages – Art Prize finalist
  • Abused Child Trust Art Show
  • Nudgee College “Allegria” – won ‘People’s Choice’ Award

2006

  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Abused Child Trust Art Show
  • St Bernard’s Art Prize Mt Tambourine - Finalist
  • Stanthorpe Festival
  • Brisbane Grammar School Art Show

2005

  • Rotary Art Spectacular
  • Charles Ginn Gallery “Archebelle”