Summer Exhibition and Events: 22 June - 24 August 2024. Painting Demo by Swati Sinha of Studio KAVACHI on Saturday 13th July

Brian Prangle

Brian's work is unashamedly representational. 

"I seek  to keep my eyes wide open to the endless complexity of colour and light and shine it into people's lives".

Brian uses soft pastels for the the primal feeling of applying and mixing pigment with his fingers directly onto a surface. Brian also likes surprising people's concept
of pastels (mostly they've only seen them being used for courtroom depictions of villains or by pavement artists).

He is largely self-taught, and has been drawing and painting for ten years. His favourite subjects are portraits and mountains. Brian has  lived and worked in Birmingham for 40 years: his professional and academic life was in science and technology.

"My artistic voice struggles against my training of seeing the world as data to be explained factually and rationally, but it never shuts up and has to be served".