Brownhall’s keen eye pays close attention to that which is often passed by. Preferring to work from his drawings and memory, rather than photographs, his work evokes the familiar, and yet is intentionally dream-like. The exhibition will feature new paintings and drawings, supported by selected earlier works. “Robert Brownhall is a realist painter inspired by his local environment. In more than 20 years of painting he has developed a unique, quirky style and a bird’s-eye view of scenes, characterised by a strong connection to place, moody nocturnes, broad sweep panoramas and gritty vignettes of urban life.” - Louise Martin-Chew, Australian Stories.
The Banal and the beautiful
Armed with a sketch book Robert Brownhall will spend many hours at Brisbane Airport drawing…
Brisbane artist’s inspiration from above…
In March 2014 Robert Brownhall was awarded the QLD Speakers Art Prize. The prize was a commission to paint the old Parliament building. The painting was presented to Parliament on the 6th June 2014.
Robert Brownhall infuses his first book, Australian Stories, with his famed intimate renditions of Australian urban and suburban life.
A Sunshine Coast Daily feature on Robert Brownhall published in March 2013
A Courier Mail feature on Robert Brownhall published in February 2013
So it’s taken me a while but I’ve just joined facebook… please be gentle!
Since 1992 the Gold Coast has been like a second home to Robert Brownhall, a Brisbane-based artist who has almost weekly driven down to surf our local breaks.
Australian Stories is the first publication of Robert Brownhall’s work, spanning some 20 years of his craft.
This exhibition features drawings and paintings of South East Queensland and the New England Highway from Brisbane to the Hunter Valley.
An essay by Brisbane-based visual arts writer Louise Martin-Chew to accompany Brownhall’s upcoming exhibition at Museum of Brisbane.
A Radio National interview with Robert Brownhall presented by Amanda Smith.
A Brisbane News feature on Robert Brownhall published in April 2011
A story on Robert Brownhall, his Brisbane based background and work, by Matthew Condon in Qweekend.
April in Brisbane is bright and breezy. Local and travel writer Jane Hodges has the goods on what’s hot and happening around town.
The debate over the Kurilpa Bridge’s aesthetic beauty could be settled this month if Robert Brownhall’s painting of the controversial structure sells for its asking price.
A notice in the April 2011 issue of Living in Brisbane – a newsletter produced by the Brisbane City Council.
Louise Martin-Chew discusses Robert’s two upcoming Brisbane exhibitions.
Jeffrey Archer invests in Australian art. An article published by The Australian Financial Review.