IAN BROWNLEE

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Featured Piece
IAN  BROWNLEE Hope Demeter

Hope Demeter
- Oil on wood
19 x 11-1/2 in
$ 900.00


IAN  BROWNLEE Hope Demeter
Hope Demeter
Oil on wood  
19 x 11-1/2 in
$ 900
IAN  BROWNLEE All That We Know Will Be Forgotten
All That We Know Will Be Forgotten
Oil on canvas  
18 x 29 in
$2,500
IAN  BROWNLEE Christina and the Swans
Christina and the Swans
Oil on wood  
21 x 11-1/2 in
$1,000
IAN  BROWNLEE Dont Fence Me In
Don't Fence Me In
Oil on wood  
10 x 12-1/2 in
$ 500
IAN  BROWNLEE Following the Great Bear
Following the Great Bear
Oil on wood  
12 x 12 in
$ 600
IAN  BROWNLEE Loved Ones Lost Declining Baselines
Loved Ones Lost (Declining Baselines)
Oil on wood  
8 x 12 in
$ 400
IAN  BROWNLEE Major Fungi
Major Fungi
Oil on wood  
12 x 9 in
$ 500
IAN  BROWNLEE Small Grandeur
Small Grandeur
Oil on canvas  
36 x 30 in
$4,400
IAN  BROWNLEE Spinner
Spinner
Oil on wood  
12 x 9 in
$ 500
IAN  BROWNLEE Suburban Venus Declining Baselines
Suburban Venus (Declining Baselines)
Oil on canvas  
30 x 48 in
$6,000

IAN  BROWNLEE

IAN BROWNLEE

IAN BROWNLEE Biography

“These paintings are part of a series called American Myths; they are narrative paintings inspired by the various mythologies of the world. They're informed by history and ecology, as well as folk songs, dreams, and visions. Depicted is a world of strange rituals and epic journeys, where humans have an intimate relationship with nature. These are paintings whose meanings lie just outside the grasp of our conscious minds.

These paintings resemble illustrations, but illustrations are meant to accompany the word. Instead, each painting is its own short story, and you, the viewer, have a hand in writing them. The influences for my art include folk art and vintage illustration, as well as indigenous art and Renaissance paintings. Some of my works are rendered in oil or acrylic on canvas, and others are rendered in gouache on paper; the style may change, but the vision remains the same.

I am originally from the southeastern United States. My early days were spent drawing and exploring the pine forests that surrounded my home. I studied art in Atlanta, Ga., and Oakland, Calif., crossing the country many times by bus, train, and car. Scotland, the southern Appalachians, the Montana Rockies, and the Washington Cascades are all places I've called home; I also spent a brief period living in the 1930s.” – Ian Brownlee

Ian Brownlee divides his time between Asheville, N.C. and Oakland, California.

 

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