"How do I feel when I'm painting? For me painting is like being in a state of alertness, of heightened awareness, a sort of abstract state where everything feels clearer, more defined."
Jerry Browning is a natural, instinctive painter. His stunning abstract canvases vibrate with a raw energy that draws the viewer in and evokes an emotional response.
As a student at Exeter and Reading Colleges of Art he painted under the tutelage of both Sir Terry Frost and Patrick Heron and worked alongside English contemporary abstract painters Bert Irvin and Gillian Ayres. When he moved with his family to Washington DC he became immersed in American Abstract Expressionism and the exciting new art of Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Robert Montgomery. Back in the UK he joined the colony of English artist in St Ives where he continued to explore the growing American influence and went on to further develop his own unique style of Abstract Expressionism.
His work is powerful and full of energy and light, drawing on his experience of living in wild and remote areas in the West coast of Ireland, Morocco, America and Cornwall.