Mikel Durel Browne
- Member for
- 15 years 11 months
I have been practicing art since going to Art School in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1995. Where I majored in ceramics and graduating in 2000. Due to studio restraints I moved away from ceramics when moving to Auckland and pursued painting which is in my blood due to a mother and great grand father who had the passion also. Over the past nine years I have revisited the realm of 3D thinking and I am finding much delight in creating these sculptures. Among my disciplines are painting landscapes and abstractions in oils and acrylics. Sculpture using found materials, wood, stone, clay and steel. Digital photography and even digital video. I draw my ideas from my surroundings, with much of my work deals with social and ecological issues. These are either portrait as conceptual or stylized in a literal way.
I have recently arrived back from a 10 month stint teaching and traveling the UK and Europe. A step back to my roots has been an inspiring experience. Here for the last 10 months I have developed my skills in digital photography. Much of the art form can be seen on my web site.
A generous benefactor has ensured the purchase of the ‘Mountains to Sea’ sculpture and its continuing presence on the Whanganui Riverbank.
Recent Artwork showing at FindCircle Gallery
FindCircle is a new Art Gallery in the heart of Petone, Jackson Street.
Work in progress
These works and others can be seen on my website www.mikeldurel.com . If you are interested in buying or commissioning please email me.