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Contemporary figurative paintings
Figures in landscapes


commissioned painting by Bryce Brown
Freedom (Liberty)
60 x 120 cm
Commission, Belgium



Paintings 2015-2017

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Painting of a woman hanging out washing by artist Bryce Brown
Washing Line
101 x 76 cm
2017
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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.  


contemporary figurative landscape painting by bryce brown of men working in a field
Organico
60 x 183 cm
2017
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figures in landscape painting by bryce brown field of greens
Field of Greens
76 x 101 cm
2017
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painting of a woman on turquoise by artist bryce brown
Turquoise
122 x 41 cm
2017
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bold contemporary figurative painting of a woman sitting green and orange by bryce brown
Woman on Orange
122 x 41 cm
2017
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Painting of a woman looking over New Chum's Beach Coromandel New Zealand by artist Bryce Brown
Sea Change
41 x 122 cm
2017
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Set overlooking New Chum's Beach in The Coromandel, New Zealand.

Orarawairere Bay near Whakatane New Zealand, painting by Bryce Brown
Otarawairere
61 x 91 cm
2016
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Just over the hill from Ohope Beach in the Bay of Plenty you will find this amazing little bay, just 40 minutes drive from my studio.
The four figures in the painting seem to be having a meeting of some kind...


painting of men working on the base track of mauao mount maunganui new zealand by artist bryce brown
Workers on Base Track
61 x 91 cm
2016
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This piece is set on the base track around Mauao, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

The red object you can see on the mid-distance rock (North Rock) is the shipping light which was installed in the late 1800's.

I've kept it open as to exactly what the workers are doing, why they're grouped this way and where they may be from. It all adds to the conversations that take place around a painting!
painting of an old maori woman or kuia mending a cloak or korowai of kiwi feathers by a raupo whare by bryce brown new zealand
Mahi (Work)
101 x 76 cm
2016
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Mahi; (verb) (-a,-ngia) to work, do, perform, make, accomplish, practise, raise (money).

I love vintage photos of New Zealand Maori and settlers in a time when traditions were still a part of everyday life, practical living and an earthy existence. Though this is a global image in ways and this still is the norm in many places.

I did a recent trip down the east coast of New Zealand's North Island where you get a glimpse into our recent history and bygone industries. This rekindled my love for these people and this imagery and was the catalyst for Mahi.

Mahi depicts an elderly Maori woman or Kuia mending a cloak or korowai, in this case one of Kiwi bird feathers, so it would have been precious indeed.

The hut or whare behind her is made from raupo swamp reed.
dance painting couple dancing by Bryce Brown artist
In the mood
76 x 51 cm
2016
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Painting of couple dancing dance painting The Dance Lesson
76 x 51 cm
2016
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painting of a woman sitting ion a settee vintage period style reading
Woman on a settee
91 x 76 cm
2016
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See the making of this painting here

painting by bryce brown contemporary  figurative art
A bit of a chat
48 x 64 cm
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Painting of a girl sitting at a table by new zealand contemporary artist bryce brown
Study for girl at a table
80 x 60 cm
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Painting of couple on a park bench golden colour by Bryce Brown artist Bay of Plenty
Golden Couple
62 x 79 cm framed
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contemporary painting of cape kidnappers new zealand
Cape Kidnappers
50 x 90 cm
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Cape Kidnappers is an amazing spot on New Zealand's East Coast, home to a large Gannet colony and the view from one of the top golf courses in the world.

In this new painting I've captured the hazy warmth of a Hawkes Bay day as the Gannet hovers over the coast preparing to land.

Coastal painting omapere hokianga harbour New Zealand contemporary art by Bryce Brown
Omapere 2015
60 x 120 cm
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Omapere is the result of a very inspiring road trip around Northland, NZ up through to Hokianga, historic Russell, then down the coast to Leigh and Matakana. This is such a beautiful country to live in and to paint!

painting of a woman looking across a fiord by contemporary figurative artist bryce brown
Across the Sound
76 x 76 cm
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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.

New Zealand coastal painting contemporary artist Bryce Brown
Pillbox Overseer 2015
76 x 51 cm
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Pillboxes are not an uncommon feature on New Zealand's coastlines, as well as many places around the world. They seem like such an oddity when you stumble upon them now, but were a vital line of defense in the not so distant past.



Contemporary painting pillbox fallen down a coastal cliff
Fallen Pillbox 
61 x 51 cm
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New Zealand contemporary coastal painting Bryce Brown Artist
Outpost
2015
51 x 91 cm
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Outpost could be deserted, except the jetties seem ready to welcome, and someone is keeping the home fire burning.




Paintings

2013-2014


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coastal new zealnd painting bryce brown pillbox gun emplacement battery defensive fortification
Pillbox repair man  
35 x 84 cm

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man looking out to ocean sunken boat rocks holding white flag painting new zealand bryce brown artist
Surrender 
35 x 28 cm

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boy young man sitting on a rock high point coastal view painting new zealand bryce brown
View from a rock 
28 x 35 cm

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man digging earth rocks coastal mourning new zealand painting bryce brown
Unearthed 
23 x 91.5 cm
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painting of man on coast by new zealand figurative artist bryce brown inlets and outlets
Inlets and Outlets
35 x 28 cm
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Maori woman coastal new zealand scenery painting by bryce brown
The Calling 
28 x 72 cm

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coastal painting bryce brown man standing on rock bonsai old gnarled tree
Great Heights 
23 x 61 cm

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coastal painting bryce brown artist couple beach ocean
Coastal Couple 
23 x 92 cm

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painting of valley in autumn tones by new zealand artist brycebrown
Autumnal Valley 
23 x 61 cm

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Paintings 2009 - 2012





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painting of a woman hanging out washing or laundry
Laundry Day  
101 x 76 cm
sold

High and Dry (The Load)
2012
84 x 122 cm
sold
Maori mother and child from New Zealand
Maori Mother and Child
2011
51 x 41 cm
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painting of young lady woman on a chaise lounge
Chaise Lounge
2012
60 x 120 cm
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men working in a field with trees and grasses
Six Fellows in a Field
2011
51 x 102 cm
sold
Molly Morpeth Canaday Merit Award
NZ Beach Cricket Art Painting by New Zealand Artist Bryce Brown
That's not cricket
2011
76 x 152 cm
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man sowing in a field
Arable
2011
76 x 152 cm
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painting of a girl reading
Girl with a Letter
2011
61 x 46 cm
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Time well spent
2011
45 x 61 cm
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painting of men sureying beach gathering
Survey
2011
76 x 122 cm
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men on a beach soft pulse
Life Support (Soft Pulse)
2011
76 x 76 cm
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painting of group of people on the beach
Coastal divisions
2011
61 x 122 cm
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Painting based on scottish gypsies at kirk yetholm
Kirk Yetholm
2011
61 x 91 cm
commission
The Three Whales Mangatawa Tauranga
Mangatawa
2010
91 x 122 cm
Tauranga Civic Collection

The Blue Table
2010
61 x 61 cm
sold

A Good Catch
2010
76 x 61 cm
sold

Dawn from Te Ranga
2010
76 x 152 cm
sold

Mataitai
2010
80 x 240 cm
commission

Heeni 
2010 
51 x 153 cm
Commission, Belgium
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Farmer with cows painting by Bryce Brown
Farmer with cows
2010
61 x 91 cm
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Te Ranga
2010
76 x 152 cm
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painting of men working in a field joyce road tauranga
Workers in the field
2010
31 x 76 cm
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Kuia Maori New Zealand
Kaumatu
2010
36 x 30 cm
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painting of men making a hinaki or fish trap
Hinaki
2010
36 x 51 cm
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painting of a girl in an armchair
Postscript
2010
122 x 91 cm
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Girl sitting in an armchair, classical and modern painting
From Afar
2010
122 x 91 cm
sold (prints available)

Man and boy - father and son mending a fence on a farm
Mending Fences
2009
76 x 152 cm
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Mother and Child painting
Mother and Child
2009
71 x 71 cm
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Restoration
2009
76 x 152 cm
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Painting of a man shearing a sheep
The Shearer
2009
91 x 91 cm
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Working the Field
2009
71 x 91 cm
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Painting of girl sitting in an armchair with a letter
The Letter
2009
91 x 71 cm
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Maori women and children cooking a hangi
Oranga
2009
122 x 152 cm
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Painting of a girl gathering wood and lavender in a basket
Gathering Wood and Lavender 2009
61 x 76 cm
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Paintings  2006 - 2008


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Painting of a mother and child with a bucket
Mother and Child with Bucket
2008 20 x 20 cm
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painting of woman standing at a chair
The Waiting
2008
35 x 30 cm
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The Angelus type painting people working in a field
The Field
2008
45 x 122 cm
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painting of a family working togther retsoring a building
Pater Familias
2008
102 x 51 cm 

commission, Belgium
Painting of a girl with a daffodil
Hope
2007
101 x 91 cm
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painting of a girl watering a tree
Nurture
2007
76 x 51 cm
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historic men with kauri trees new zealand
Lunchtime in the bush
2007
71 x 91 cm
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painting after The Pieta by Michelangelo
Agapé
2007
122 x 122 cm
sold (prints available)
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commissioned painting of a family in the garden
Thomas Family
2007
61 x 76 cm
commission
two maori women huia feather flax mat
The Preparation
2007
61 x 76 cm
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painting of a woman picking oranges fruit basket
Woman picking fruit
2007
61 x 122 cm
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painting of a girl with a basket of forgetmenot flowers
Girl with a basket of flowers
2007
61 x 76 cm
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painting of a mother and child sitting on grass
Cherish
2007
92 x 71 cm
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painting of mother and child at the beach on pebbles
Patience
2007
91 x 71 cm
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painting of a girl sitting in a chair with a book
Girl in a pensive mood
2007
122 x 91 cm
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painting of a mother and child
Mother and Son
2007
122 x 91 cm
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painting of two women lyeing down on grass talking
Two women chatting
2007
61 x 122 cm
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painting of a woman hanging out washing
A good drying day
2006
76 x 60 cm
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painting of a working man cleaning gum
Working Man
2006
76 x 60 cm
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commiissioned painting for belgium of a girl picking flowers
Hélène's Harvest
2006
61 x 76 cm
commission, Belgium
painting of a mother helping her child
Every step
2007
102 x 112 cm
sold (prints available)

painting of a mother and child sitting on grass
Mother and Son
2006
76 x 76 cm
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painting of mother and child
Guardian (Kaitiaki)
2007
101 x 101 cm
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painting of a men working with hay straw in a field
Field Workers
2007
76 x 102 cm
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painting of men gathering a harvest
Harvestmen
2007
91 x 66 cm
sold, Belgium

boy sitting on rocks by the sea
Boy by the sea
2007
51 x 76 cm
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Wash day
101 x 76 cm
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painting of couple walking on old wharf at Devonport Auckland New Zealand
Journey
2006
83 x 122 cm sold


Journey is set in Devonport, New Zealand around the turn of the last century. The Hotel on the corner is the old Flagstaff Hotel which was removed in 1900 and plans drawn up for a grand hotel to be built, called The Esplanade Hotel which is still there now. The title 'Journey' was chosen to show that the couple are on a journey together, the sailor will soon depart on his journey and also that old Devonport, then very much just a little isolated naval town, was on a journey of it's own.

painting of men resting after hanging out flax fibre to dry
Flaxmen

2007

51 x 102 cm

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painting of mother and child on front porch
The Front Porch
2007
76 x 76 cm
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painting of maori women shelling toheroa at the beach
Toheroa
2006
76 x 102 cm
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grandmother with grandchildren
Tipuna Wahine (Grandmother) 2007
76 x 102 cm
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painting of father and son raking leaves
Travail de l'amour
2006
90 x 90 cm
commission, Belgium
painting of a woman bathing a baby in an old tin tub
Tin Tub
2007
61 x 61 cm
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painting of historic people bringing a boat into the shore
Arrival
92 x 183 cm
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painting of men standing outside an old bakehouse
The Bakers
76 x 101 cm
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painting of people working in a field
Winter crop
102 x 102 cm
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painting of a woman on a tin bucket milking a cow with a calf
Woman with cow and calf
84 x 122 cm
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painting of a couple sitting on a grassy knoll
Couple on a knoll
66 x 91 cm
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woman bathing a child in a terracotta bath
The Terracotta Bath
101 x 76 cm
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painting of a woman teaching a child by flax bushes
The Teacher
76 x 76 cm
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Painting of a woman hanging out laundry or washing
Washing Day
91 x 61 cm
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painting of man cleaning sweet potato or new zealand kumara into a flax basket
Sweet potato (kumara)
76 x 61 cm
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painting of a man sewing up sacks
Sewing sacks
152 x 101 cm
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Woman feeding chooks
61 x 122 cm
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painting of a woman with an earthen vase
The Well
101 x 76 cm
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painting of seven maids or girls sewing
Seven maids
61 x 122 cm
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