Photo: Bren Head in Scarborough, Yorkshire

Bren Head

Artist, Maker

My compositions are intuitive and evolve from the act of 'doing' not planning. Paintings evolve through an exploration of materials, scale, and the process of making. Many days of painting may be painted over and obscured but I know that the work underneath is still necessary and vital to the finished piece. This is an essential part of the paintings development. For me portraiture needs to be more than a likeness, more than a visual recognition or resemblance. The face should hold our attention so that within these isolated single heads an emotional atmosphere with uneasy undertones is evoked by using distortions and exaggerated features with dense textured and eroded surfaces. read full statement

Location Scarborough, Yorkshire
Activities Private commissions, Studio space, Collecting
Artforms Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags Portraits, heads, Mixed media, Oils, Texture, Figurative, Surface, Features, Colour, Atmospheric

News & Events

  • Great North Art Show

    30/08/2014 – 21/09/2014
    Ripon Cathedral

    A mixed exhibition of original work by Northern artists taking place in Ripon Cathedral

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  • North Yorkshire Open Studios

    07/06/2014 – 15/06/2014
    Susannah Hill Cottage, Browside, Ravenscar

    Professional artists opening their studios to display and sell work during two week ends June 7th/8th and 14/15th (10.30 - 5.30) or by appointment

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  • 'The Human Clay Revisited'

    08/03/2014 – 20/04/2014
    The Ropewalk Gallery, Maltkiln Road, Barton on Humber N.Lincolnshire

    An Exhibition of Figurative works by Bren Head, Sally Gatie, Jake Attree, Linda Ingham, David Hancock, Corrie Chiswell, Laurence Edwards,Simon Burton, Sharon Winter, Stewart Kelly, Steve Whitehead

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  • 'Women's View'

    09/03/2014 – 21/04/2014
    Blue Tree Gallery, Bootham,York

    Abstract landscapes by four women painters

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  • Ferens Open Exhibition

    14/02/2014 – 27/04/2014
    Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

    Open Exhibition

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