Bob Broadley - 'The dropped catch '

Artist Name:

Bob Broadley

Years:

1939-

Nationality:

English

Painting Name:

The dropped catch

Current Location:

Available for sale but currently not on display

Signed & dated 2001 lower right

Mixed media

22cm x 25cm

Price:

£ 795.00

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Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original mixed media artwork by Bob Broadley; dating from 2001.
The work is presented and supplied in its original hand painted frame, mounted and behind glass.

Bob Broadley is a contemporary British artist, recognised for his figurative and landscape works, on both board and canvas.

He was born in 1939 and studied at the Kingston School of Art, now Kingston University, between 1955-59. He studied graphic design, silkscreen painting, lithography and photography. Following his graduation he worked in advertising from 1962-77. He specialised in package design and graphics, including the logo for Birds Eye Garden Peas, and various work for Cow and Gate Baby Foods and Walls’ Ice Cream.

From 1977-1982 Bob transferred his skills and designed and made toys and decorative furniture.

From 1982 he concentrated on painting, since when he has been very productive, developing and re-inventing his distinctive and popular style. His work is often figurative with a strong graphic influence. He is now established as a modern British artist and has exhibited widely, including the Mall Galleries, Teddington Art Fair, the Hick Gallery, Battersea Art Fair and the Contemporary Fine Art Gallery at Eton. He has had works accepted in the 1990 and 1995 Royal Academy Summer Shows.

Bob describes his work “I want the viewer to be involved, rather than merely a witness to an illustration. In fact, to stir others’ awareness by displacing the familiar and expected. Technically, this can involve scraping the paint, blurring with a rag or over-painting with glazes of colour. After all, many good things have been created from chaos”

“My paintings are mostly figurative, imaginative and essentially narrative. If I can awaken in someone an event or emotion to which they can relate, I have succeeded.”

Today Bob is based in Woodbridge, Suffolk and his works are held in many European and New York private collections.

This original mixed media painting is one of a number of situational character studies created by Bob Broadley, and shows his sense of fun and humour. The figures are portrayed largely as white blocks, on top of a rich background of greens, reds and orange. There is texture and colour and movement in abundance. The piece depicts the figure of a fisherman with his arms in the air. He is holding above him a large tray, with the contents of the day’s catch. He has slipped and the fish come tumbling out, all around him. At his feet is a cat, with a gleam in his eye, not quite believing his luck. We wonder, did the cat trip the fisherman up….?

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