Stephen Bragg RIBA FRSA | Watercolour | 18.5 x 18.5 inches
“Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, beyond Murano and close to Torcello with it’s leaning Tower. Often called little Venice but this is really a misnomer as the two are three storey houses fronting the canals in Burano are painted in glorious technicolour as opposed to the stone and ochre colours as well as the greater scale of Venice. The slower moving water creates a different water flow and thus reflections as shown here.” Stephen Bragg
Born in 1947, Stephen is a qualified Architect, now retired from his position as a Senior Director in one of the UK’s largest and most successful practices.
Self taught in Art, he has drawn and painted from a young age although did not paint at all between 1972 and 1984. Recommenced pencil drawing in 1984 and graduated to Watercolours in 1988.
He is interested in the luminosity of the Watercolour medium and particularly its perverse difficulty, his works are detailed responses to the natural and technological world, carefully drawn, planned and executed in the manner of a military campaign.
Taking cues from the natural world, he has explored the two-dimensional graphical quality of the three-dimensional world expressed variously in shadows, contrast, and patterns often depicted as dynamic form seen from unusual angles. Collision and contradiction coupled with an intense use of full and vibrant colours.
He is also inspired by the bright light and contrast of the Mediterranean sun, leading to paintings that capture the intensity of the climate with the use of deep full colours and shadows revelling in the luminous transparency of the medium to create powerful and distinctive images.
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