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2015 - 2017

May 2017

New work

Girl with a Basket of Apples
Girl with a Basket of Apples
61 x 51 cm (24" x 20")
Acrylic on canvas

Here she is! The fourth in the series I'm working on for next year's exhibition. I'm keeping these quite tight thematically and stylistically. The thick layers of paint, not fussing too much over detail and keeping the work bold and dynamic.

More information and a larger image here...

Girl with a Basket of Apples



As promised, here's an updated image of Organico showing before and after.
More information on the website, just click an image...

Organico before and after, showing reworked sky. 

All for now.


Phone +6427451192

Studio 207 Pongakawa Station Road, Te Puke.


April 2017

  New work

    Washing Line

Washing Line
101 x 76 cm (30" x 40")
Acrylic and varnish on canvas
Washing Line, virtual display.

There's something about the image of a person hanging out washing. A sunny day, warm breeze, fresh scent of the outdoors and linen. It captures a slower pace of life. These menial jobs take up our time, but they also give us time to think, slow down and just to enjoy the process of simple tasks. These elements make up the essence of my latest painting, Washing Line.   

Washing Line continues on from my last few works, thick impasto, very painterly with layers of colour and texture (see images below).
Above, detail from Washing line.

The priority in these paintings is the paint. The image is obviously important also, but it is a vehicle for the paint. I'd like the surface, shapes, texture and colour to be enjoyed just as much as the image itself. You really need to see these paintings in the flesh to appreciate this. 

Washing Line is in my studio for a while. If you like to come have a look just send me a message or give me a call 0274 451192 or email me.

You can also send an image of the room where you would like to see any of my paintings (see the example above).

I regularly ship internationally and can easily arrange this for you.

You can view a larger image and pricing details here

All for now.


Phone +6427451192

Studio 207 Pongakawa Station Road, Te Puke.

November 2016

New Art Studio

New Zealand: Kiwi consciousness
Bryce Brown's Studio
207 Pongakawa Station Road, Bay of Plenty, NZ

A great place to relax with a coffee
Looking out towards the avocado orchard
The antique chaise lounge once belonged to well know New Zealand artist, A. Lois White. 

I'm finally in the new studio and it's fantastic! This project has been a real family effort which as you can see has come to fruition.

There's plenty of parking here, easy access only 20 minutes from Bayfair via the new expressway, 40 minutes from Rotorua, 40 minutes from Whakatane.


Whilst a lot of my work is out in galleries, I still have a lot here and work in progress.

The studio is a great place to see where the creative process takes place, to talk about the paintings or the possibility of commissioned work.

I don't have set hours, just send me a message or give me a call with a time that suits you. I'll make sure I have coffee and biscuits! 

I'd love to see you here!

Please note that because this is also a working orchard it's not suitable for pets or children. 

Bryce Brown Art Studio
207 Pongakawa Station Road
Te Puke
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Take care,

Ph. +64274451192


October 2016

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New Zealand: Kiwi Consciousness
Imago Mundi

Luciano Benetton collection....

New Zealand:
Kiwi Consciousness
Imago Mundi

Kiwi Consciousness
Contemporary Artists from New Zealand

Available October 20, 2016

Purchase here

Some great news! I have the honour of being published in this amazing little book representing some fantastic New Zealand artists! All works go into the permanent collection.

Small talk painting by Bryce Brown for Imago Mundi Benetton art collection
Small talk 10 x 12 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Imago Mundi Benetton Foundation Collection
Milan, Italy.

Imago Mundi is the collection of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton on his travels around the world, involving, on a voluntary and non-profit basis, established and emerging artists from many different countries. Each of them has created a work whose only restriction is its 10 x 12 cm format, contributing to the creation of a remarkable artistic geography.

Contemporary Artists from New Zealand of Imago Mundi, a non-profit contemporary art project promoted by Luciano Benetton under the aegis of the Benetton Foundation.

In the collection we will see 10 x 12 cm format works fruit of the creativity of 210 artists, emerging talents and already established masters of color, as usual in all project collections (over 100 at the time), in the name of Intercultural Dialogue. He has already involved more than eighteen thousand artists from around the world. Along with Rosa Maria Falvo, curator of the collection, he will also participate in a group of artists of the Māori community whose works are in the collection that, during the evening, will perform a ceremony of traditional songs and dances.

Because I was so happy with the outcome of the feel and composition of this very small painting, and was a little sad to send it off to Italy, I painted a larger version!

Paintings translate in different ways with scale. A bit of a chat was the result...
a bit of a chat two woman talking painting by bryce brown
A bit of a chat 48 x 64 cm
Acrylic on canvas

More news soon...
NZ Galleries and the opening of my Pongakawa Orchard Studio!

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      July 2016


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Small Talk
10 x 12 cm (4" x 4.75")
For Imago Mundi 
Benetton Collection, Italy
Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection

Production of the latest Imago Mundi book is underway! This latest one represents New Zealand.

Imago Mundi is the collection of works commissioned and collected by Luciano Benetton on his travels around the world, involving, on a voluntary and non-profit basis, established and emerging artists from many different countries. Each of them has created a work whose only restriction is its 10x12 cm format, contributing to the creation of a remarkable artistic geography.

Read more here...

Small Talk 10 x 12 cm for Imago Mundi Art, Italy.

I have made a small work for the Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Collection.
Small Talk is now on its way to Italy to be added to the collection and the book.


Belgian Commission Freedom
Freedom (Liberty) 60 x 120 cm
Commissioned by my Belgian client and friend, Benoît.

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This paintings speaks for itself. Parts of the world (once again) are going through terrible times which can be hard to relate to when we are so insulated down here in New Zealand. In my travels in New Zealand and overseas, I've visited places where there has been oppression and loss of freedom and the regaining of liberty. We can all experience loss of freedom in different ways. This commission is my (and Benoît's) expression of this.

Freedom is on its way to Belgium right now. I can't wait for Benoît's reaction!


New Work A Bit of a Chat
A Bit of a Chat
48 x 64 cm
Acrylic on canvas

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Look familiar? I decided to take Small Talk up a notch in style and size. Once again I think this brings the best of my older, most recognised work together with more recently developed techniques. I really enjoyed painting this!

A Bit of a Chat is available. Ask me about this painting...


A final note Len Lye Centre New Plymouth NZ
Bryce Brown self portrait in polished exterior of The Govett Brewster Gallery and Len Lye Centre New Plymouth.

Wow! If you haven't been, please try. Len Lye is one of our most celebrated artists here in New Zealand. His imagination and resourcefulness knew no bounds! The Govett Brewster is a great public art gallery housing the amazing Len Lye Centre in this beautiful part of our country.

Read about the gallery here...

All for now.
Till next time...


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November 2015


Hi everyone

Yes, Omapere has had it's final re-touch (promise).

The Korowai (cloak) needed a little more than the yellow ochre and a little less than the original burnt orange.

So, here it is, link working so you can click on the image to see it in it's full glory! 

Omapere. 60 x 120 cm. Acrylic on canvas by Bryce Brown.
Click on the image to view.

Omapere in Virtual Art Display (not to scale)

Current available works and prices

I've updated my website with a long-overdue page dedicated to current available works, sizes and prices.

All thumbnails will take you to a large, more detailed image.

View the new page here...
Available works and prices


I paint around 4-5 commissions each year.

My latest is for Benoît in Belgium who has quite a few of my works in his collection now.

Here's a sneak preview of what we are co-creating, a process I always enjoy.

If this is something you'd like to explore, let me know.
Rough sketch for Belgian commission
Acrylic paint on 60 x 120 cm paper plus paint palette (top left)


Purchase options

I've always offered lay-by (or layaway) options for purchasing my paintings, and I don't really mind how long this takes. 

If you're interested in a painting that you don't want to miss out on, we should talk about this option. 

You could secure a piece with as little as a 10% deposit and pay over a year if you like.

In the meantime, I'll hang your painting on my wall and enjoy it till it's time to send it on to it's new home!

Updated freeflow website
My website is now more mobile friendly. 

I've simplified things so you can easily navigate forwards or backwards, or view the menu for more options.

Have a look and see what you think. I'd love to hear your feedback. 

View the improved website...


I have a few older works in my studio (ten years plus, experimental works, etc) if you ever want to pop into the studio for a browse over summer just drop me a line.

That's all for now, I hope this news finds you well.

Bryce Brown



P.S please visit the links below...




August 2015

Bryce Brown in studio.

Hi there

It's been an eventful couple of months!

I did a great day trip delivering paintings to Art + Enterprise Gallery in Napier. An amazing drive through the ranges into Hawkes Bay. Such a breath taking part of the country! 

On the way I discovered Lava Glass on the north side of Taupo. Great coffee, food, glass art and paintings on rotation from Ferner Galleries. Worth a look if you're passing...

I've been painting like a maniac, with two new works (below). These are painstaking pieces to create, demanding in that they're painted more like watercolours, light to dark. The semi-transparent paint is added in layers to create light and depth. Every brush stroke can be seen. Not photorealistic though. This isn't something I want in my work. I need them to be seen as paintings, slightly imperfect where you can see the hand of the artist. 

Art + Enterprise Gallery, Napier.

Six of my works are currently being shown at A + E Gallery until around the end of August. So if you're in that part of NZ during this time, pop in for a look.

Read below from the website...

A+E Gallery, is owned and managed by Annika Bennett, who has returned to Hawke's Bay after 23 years of working overseas. Annika has managed artists, photographers and designers for two decades. She founded Auckland's Original Art Sale in 2005 and has more recently managed Boh Runga's design business and is the current Chair of the Auckland Festival of Photography Trust.

Art + Enterprise looks forward to promoting the gallery and it's associated artists to buyers and collectors both nationally and internationally - please see the Exhibitions page for details of coming shows.

Visit the A + E Gallery website for more.

Above; Bryce Brown at Art + Enterprise Gallery

4 Art's Sake Gallery, Ohope Beach.

Originally, 4 Art's Sake Gallery was opened back in the early 2000's by Jo Leanne. I was one of the original artists with Jo and she sold a lot! Such a great spot for a gallery, right by the beach in the Bay of Plenty.

Now Jo's sister Judi has bought the gallery (several owners later) and with Jo's assistance will no doubt bring 4 Art's back to it's former glory.

I look forward to seeing my work in 4 Art's Sake when they re-open on August 8th. Be sure to visit if you're in the area.

Visit the 4 Art's Sake Gallery website for more.
4 Art's Sake Gallery. Ohope Beach, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

New Work for August 2015
Fallen Pillbox 61 x 51 cm acrylic on canvas. NZD $3900.00

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Possibly the last in my Pillbox series. Occasionally these things do come off their perch and end up in the drink. I've kept this quite fresh and minimal... this is one of my current favourites.

I can virtually display this on your wall if you send me an image.

Free shipping (conditions apply).


Fiord 76 x 76 cm acrylic on canvas. NZD $4200

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I've aimed to capture the epic scale of the fiords of New Zealand here, creating height and distance with strong light and colour. This painting really draws you in and allows the eye to wander, unrestricted into the fiords.

I can virtually display this on your wall if you send me an image.

Free shipping (conditions apply).



Open Studio

I have a small, temporary studio here on the orchard in Pongakawa, and am in the throws of refitting a larger space for this purpose. If you're in the Bay of Plenty and feel like seeing some art, let me know. I'm here most days, just give me a call or send an email. Please, no children or dogs though, the space is just too small.

I hope this newsletter finds you well. Till next time...

Kind Regards

Bryce Brown

email   info@brycebrownart.com

Phone  0274 451192

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