Bromley’s comely chums

[Three examples of David Bromley’s ‘Female Nude’ series]

Australian artist David Bromley  was born in Sheffield, England in 1960. As a young boy, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1964. Bromley began his career in Adelaide as a potter, but eventually turned to painting. He currently resides in Byron Bay, New South Wales. David Bromley’s artworks have two clear focal points – the ‘Boys Own’ adventure project and the ‘Female Nude’ series.

Bromley takes inspiration from childhood books, popular culture and artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Glen Baxter. His nudes portray the female form in contemporary fashion. Bromley makes use of layering and texturing techniques while employing mediums such as metallic paint and leaf combined with black outlines on bold colours. Since the mid-1980s, Bromley has had more than 30 solo exhibitions in Australia, as well exhibiting regularly throughout Europe, the UK, South Africa, Asia and the United States.

  • Bromley was an Archibald Prize finalist for four consecutive years and he has been listed by the Australian Art Collector magazine as one of Australia’s 50 most collectible artists (in 2001, 2002 and 2009).

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