Leading landscape painter Harry Brioche was Born in the Seychelles in 1965 where he had a wonderful childhood. However, following the Coup d’etat of 1977, Harry & his family were forced to flee, finally resettling in Manchester in the UK.
Despite attending Maidstone College of Art, Brioche considers himself a self-taught artist. Following an ultimatum by his college lecturers to conform with the institutions style and methods of painting or leave, he ultimately decided to go it alone. Harry went on to carve out a highly successful career as an illustrator and graphic designer with his own company Tom Dick and Harry, working with world renowned brands including Dr Martens, Coca Cola and BAE Systems.
From an early age Brioche was captivated by the drama and beauty of the atmospheric ever changing British sky and landscape, which was in sharp contrast to that of the Seychelles. This inspiration at such an early age was and continues to be ever present in his painting.
Brioche states: "The landscape is almost incidental; my main objectives are to try and capture the atmosphere and 'spirit' of a place. Ultimately it is the mood and light within the painting which becomes the central theme.
Brioche has exhibited Internationally & extensively throughout the UK for the past 20 years. His work is regularly exhibited at the renowned Mall Galleries in London through the NEAC, ROI and the RBA annual exhibitions. His work can also be found many prestigious private and public collections around the world.