Welcome to John Brigden’s website.
This website opened in March 2013. Here, small scale intimate pieces are seen, painted as a means of exploration and invention. Visually evocative subjects are drawn from actual and imagined natural forms, places and events. People, places and animals are rendered figuratively because nature in this form is familiar yet awesome and wondrously curious and strange.
Subjects chosen relate to personal encounters – when in the moment or on reflection, a visual experience is emotionally resonant and moving. There is an interest in subjects in terms of time, place and mood. Painted in a life-like style, work endeavours to evoke intensity of atmosphere.