Jerry Browning British, b. 1954

Jerry Browning studied at Portsmouth, Exeter and Reading Colleges of Art.  He worked alongside English contemporary abstract painters including Patrick Proctor, Bert Irvin, Adrian Heath and Gillian Ayres and of course Patrick Heron and Sir Terry Frost who both awarded him First Class degrees in Fine Art. He was a founder member of Spacex Studios in Exeter and helped to convert the old warehouse into art studios and a gallery. He became immersed in American Abstract Expressionsim when he visited his parents who were then living in Washington DC, and this was further nurtured when he moved to Cornwall and encountered the American influence on the English artists of St Ives. 

Browning has exhibited regularly in St Ives (though does not consider himself to be a St Ives painter), London, New York, Ireland and Morocco where he lived for many years. His paintings are held in many private collections around the world, most notably the House of Hermes.


Browning's Influences are John Hoyland,and Henri Matisse as well as the American Abstract Expressionists, Willem de Kooning,  Mark Rothko , Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline.



He was born in Dorset in 1954 and educated at Dauntsey School, Wilstshire.  


1971-1973       Portsmouth College of Art

1973-1976       Exeter College of Art ; graduated BA Hons 1st Class (awarded by Patrick          Heron)

1976-1980       Founder Member, Spacex Studios, Exeter

1980-1982       Reading University; graduated MA Fine Art (awarded by Sir Terry Frost)

1982-1983       Founder Member, Prospect Nine Painters; studio in Greenwich, London

1983-1996       Moved to Cornwall where he painted full time

1996-2000       Moved to Tangiers, Morocco.  His large studio was at the top of a cliff looking over to Gibraltar and Southern Spain.

2001 -              Returned to the UK


Solo Shows

2019                The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon

2018                The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon

2017                The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon

2016                The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon

2015                The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon

2014                The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, Devon

2003                Lawrence-Arnott Gallery, Tangier

2001                Lawrence-Arnott Gallery, Tangier

1999                Tanjah Flandria Gallery, Tangier

1998                Cervantes Institute, Tangier

1998                Cyber Space Gallery, Casablanca

1998                Tanjah Flandria Gallery, Tangier

1996                Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath

1992                Salt House Gallery, St Ives

1990                Lavitts Quay Gallery, Cork

1988                Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1984                Dunheved Gallery, Launceston, Cornwall

1983                Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1981                Hexagon, Reading

1979                Exe Gallery, Exeter

1978                Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1977                Dunheved Gallery, Launceston, Cornwall


Selected Group Shows

2015                Penwith Gallery, St Ives

2005                Lawrence-Arnott Gallery, Marrakech

2002                Eton Art Gallery

2001                St David'd Art Gallery

1996                Winchester Art Gallery

1995                Gordon Hepworth Gallery

1994                Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

1992                Bess Cutler Gallery New York; Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives; Salt House    Gallery, St Ives

1991                Bess Cutler Gallery, New York; Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives

1990                Lavitts Quay Gallery, Cork

1989                West Cork Arts Centre

1986                Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1985                Penwith Gallery, St Ives

1983                Hexagon Gallery, Reading; Seven Dials Gallery, London

1982                Turville Gallery,Rennes France; Exe Gallery Exeter; Edinburgh Festival

1981                Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1980                Hexagon Gallery, Reading; Cheltenham Museum; Gloucester Museum

1979                Exe Gallery, Reading

1978                Turville Gallery, Rennes, France; Datchet Gallery, Windsor; Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1977                Space Gallery, Dundee Museum & Art Gallery; Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery;  Taunton College Gallery


Awards and Societies

2015                Associate Member, Penwith Society of Arts

1977                South West Arts Award for Fine Art

1971                Washington D.C. Painting Award