From the 1stto the 30thof September The Old School Muker is extremely pleased to be holding a retrospective of renowned Wensleydale printmaker, artist, author and poet, Piers Browne, showing over 90 of his best original etchings taken from his eight books, published between 1988 and 2018.
Piers Browne Illustrated is the first (and perhaps last) exhibition that brings together a specially curated collection of etchings from all of Piers books into a single show. As part of the exhibition Piers will be at The Old School Muker on the afternoon of Sunday 2ndSeptember to discuss his work and inspiration.
Each print is lovingly created by hand, inked by hand, rolled through the press by hand and signed to say genuine. With each indivually printed by Piers himself, each is a unique work of art.
Piers Browne trained at London’s Royal Academy Schools in the early 1970’s before settling in Wensleydale in 1975 to become a professional artists and printmaker. He has exhibited at the annual Royal Academy Summer Show multiple times and held one man shows from “Malibu to Munster, via Manchester and Reykjavik”. Piers has published eight books illustrated by his etchings and oils, including Glorious Trees of Great Britain, with a foreword by HRH, Prince Charles, the culmination of over 15 years work containing 167 full-colour etchings.
Piers continues to be inspired by, and concerned for, the natural world. In his own words: “Overwhelmingly the desire to capture the beauty of Nature continues to drive me on. I am still a depicter of the rural scene, a sort of conservator of the beauty of light and form. I have compensated for my indulgence by donating money and books to conservation groups, but need to do more as this world crumbles away in heat and flood from ‘our’ indulgence in polluting it“.