Not sitting around

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
180x150 cm
Not sitting around

Not sitting around

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
180x150 cm

Girl in red on silver

David Bromley
Acrylic with silver leaf on Canvas
90x60 cm
Girl in red on silver

Girl in red on silver

David Bromley
Acrylic with silver leaf on Canvas
90x60 cm

Frozen eyes are bound to melt

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas Framed
56x76 cm
Frozen eyes are bound to melt

Frozen eyes are bound to melt

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas Framed
56x76 cm

Boy and Elephant

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
50x60 cm
Boy and Elephant

Boy and Elephant

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
50x60 cm

Boy with Birds and Flowers on silver

David Bromley
Acrylic and silver leaf on Canvas
200x200 cm
Boy with Birds and Flowers on silver

Boy with Birds and Flowers on silver

David Bromley
Acrylic and silver leaf on Canvas
200x200 cm

Birds on red with blue flowers

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm
Birds on red with blue flowers

Birds on red with blue flowers

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm

Hilary red on gold leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leafing on Canvas
90x60 cm
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Hilary red on gold leafing

Hilary red on gold leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leafing on Canvas
90x60 cm
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Butterflies, blue & pink of silver leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic with silver leafing on canvas
200x200 cm
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Butterflies, blue & pink of silver leafing

Butterflies, blue & pink of silver leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic with silver leafing on canvas
200x200 cm
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Playful girl – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Playful girl – Bronze Small

Playful girl – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Horn girl – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Horn girl – Bronze Small

Horn girl – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Leap frog, girl, boy colour – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Leap frog, girl, boy colour – Bronze Small

Leap frog, girl, boy colour – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Leap frog boys – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Leap frog boys – Bronze Small

Leap frog boys – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Elephant – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Elephant – Bronze Small

Elephant – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Pirate boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Pirate boy – Bronze Small

Pirate boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Leap frog girls colour – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Leap frog girls colour – Bronze Small

Leap frog girls colour – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Leap frog girls – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Leap frog girls – Bronze Small

Leap frog girls – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Trumpet boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
Trumpet boy – Bronze Small

Trumpet boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm

Plane and boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Plane and boy – Bronze Small

Plane and boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Penguin boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
26x11 cm
Penguin boy – Bronze Small

Penguin boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
26x11 cm

Leap frog, girl, boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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Leap frog, girl, boy – Bronze Small

Leap frog, girl, boy – Bronze Small

David Bromley
Bronze
26x11 cm
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All on the fence

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm
All on the fence

All on the fence

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm

Bear and friends

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm
Bear and friends

Bear and friends

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm

Car Porsche in orange

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120 cm
Car Porsche in orange

Car Porsche in orange

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120 cm

Car Porsche in blue

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120 cm
Car Porsche in blue

Car Porsche in blue

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120 cm

Classic Porsche Car on Red

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
100x150 cm
Classic Porsche Car on Red

Classic Porsche Car on Red

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
100x150 cm

Zippora in yellow with gold

David Bromley
David Bromely: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
150x120 cm
Zippora in yellow with gold

Zippora in yellow with gold

David Bromley
David Bromely: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
150x120 cm

Girl in teal

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
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Girl in teal

Girl in teal

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
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Girl in yellow with gold and flowers

David Bromley
David Bromley: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
150x120 cm
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Girl in yellow with gold and flowers

Girl in yellow with gold and flowers

David Bromley
David Bromley: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
150x120 cm
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Girl with tattoos on gold

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
Girl with tattoos on gold

Girl with tattoos on gold

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm

Frida in Rainbow with gold

David Bromley
David Bromely: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
150x120 cm
Frida in Rainbow with gold

Frida in Rainbow with gold

David Bromley
David Bromely: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
150x120 cm

Belinda in orange with gold leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
90x60 cm
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Belinda in orange with gold leafing

Belinda in orange with gold leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
90x60 cm
Sold

Hillary in red and yellow with gold

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
90x60 cm
Sold
Hillary in red and yellow with gold

Hillary in red and yellow with gold

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
90x60 cm
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Girl with baroque in red

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm
Girl with baroque in red

Girl with baroque in red

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm

Stella with baroque

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm
Stella with baroque

Stella with baroque

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm

Floating Flowers

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120 cm
Floating Flowers

Floating Flowers

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
90x120 cm

Butterflies Rainbow

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
Butterflies Rainbow

Butterflies Rainbow

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm

Butterflies Beautiful

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
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Butterflies Beautiful

Butterflies Beautiful

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
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Butterflies in Blue

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
Butterflies in Blue

Butterflies in Blue

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm

Birds Green on Gold with flowers

David Bromley
David Bromely: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
120x150 cm
Birds Green on Gold with flowers

Birds Green on Gold with flowers

David Bromley
David Bromely: Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
120x150 cm

Butterflies Bold

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
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Butterflies Bold

Butterflies Bold

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
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Butterflies in Flight

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm
Butterflies in Flight

Butterflies in Flight

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
60x99 cm

Butterflies in Red on Gold

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
120x150 cm
Butterflies in Red on Gold

Butterflies in Red on Gold

David Bromley
Acrylic and gold leaf on Canvas
120x150 cm

Over the fence on blue

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
140x230 cm
Over the fence on blue

Over the fence on blue

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
140x230 cm

Butterflies Pastel on Silver Leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic and silver leafing on canvas
150x150 cm
Butterflies Pastel on Silver Leafing

Butterflies Pastel on Silver Leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic and silver leafing on canvas
150x150 cm

Butterflies colourful on gold leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic with gold leafing on canvas
150x150 cm
Butterflies colourful on gold leafing

Butterflies colourful on gold leafing

David Bromley
Acrylic with gold leafing on canvas
150x150 cm

Bella with baroque with gold

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold and silver leafing
102x152 cm
Bella with baroque with gold

Bella with baroque with gold

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold and silver leafing
102x152 cm

Bec with baroque with silver

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold and silver leafing
102x152 cm
Bec with baroque with silver

Bec with baroque with silver

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold and silver leafing
102x152 cm

Rosie with baroque with silver

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold and silver leafing
102x152 cm
Rosie with baroque with silver

Rosie with baroque with silver

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold and silver leafing
102x152 cm

Belinda with baroque with silver

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold & silver leafing
102x152 cm
Belinda with baroque with silver

Belinda with baroque with silver

David Bromley
Acrylic, gold & silver leafing
102x152 cm

Leap Frog – bronze

David Bromley
Bronze
120x80 cm
Leap Frog – bronze

Leap Frog – bronze

David Bromley
Bronze
120x80 cm

Boy in the kitchen

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
Boy in the kitchen

Boy in the kitchen

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm

Let them eat cake

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
Let them eat cake

Let them eat cake

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm

Mysterious Rabbit

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
140x230 cm
Mysterious Rabbit

Mysterious Rabbit

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
140x230 cm

Apple Picking

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
140x230 cm
Apple Picking

Apple Picking

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
140x230 cm

Little Chef

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
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Little Chef

Little Chef

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
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Undress on Silver

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
Undress on Silver

Undress on Silver

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm

Blue and Yellow Butterflies on Gold

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm
Blue and Yellow Butterflies on Gold

Blue and Yellow Butterflies on Gold

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm

Purple Butterflies and Blue Flowers on Silver

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm
Purple Butterflies and Blue Flowers on Silver

Purple Butterflies and Blue Flowers on Silver

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x180 cm

Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm
Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun

Being in the audience actually looks like quite a lot of fun

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
150x120 cm

Butterflies & Flowers on Aqua

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm
Butterflies & Flowers on Aqua

Butterflies & Flowers on Aqua

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm

Butterflies on teal with blue, yellow, red

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
80x170 cm
Butterflies on teal with blue, yellow, red

Butterflies on teal with blue, yellow, red

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
80x170 cm

Butterflies red on lime green

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm
Butterflies red on lime green

Butterflies red on lime green

David Bromley
Acrylic on Canvas
120x150 cm

Elephants

David Bromley
Acrylic & Silver Leaf on Canvas
120x244 cm
Elephants

Elephants

David Bromley
Acrylic & Silver Leaf on Canvas
120x244 cm

The Journey

David Bromley
Bronze
135x65 cm
The Journey

The Journey

David Bromley
Bronze
135x65 cm

Biography

“I spent until recently, nearly 2 years making art in a partly outside studio. Having been in a semi tropical, natural environment I find painting butterflies even more important now I’m back in my Melbourne studio. The vibrant city hum and clatter of trams and busy streets, which I also love, has though meant that butterflies don’t visit me as they did in Byron. Fortunately, when I am in the studio, my mind and my brush travels through my imagination and I am in a place my dreams take me!
Through this creative lens, all the characters and subjects in my work can still be portrayed from the garden of my mind”.

David Bromley has been a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize six times (1999,2000,2001,2002,2004,2008) a Finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize and the Moet & Chandon Prize.David’s work is held in numerous public and private collections both in Australia and overseas.

A finalist in the AGNSW’s Archibald Prize in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2008, he has been awarded the coveted title in the Fisher’s Ghost Prize, along with being named numerous times as a finalist in the Moet & Chandon Touring Art Prize.

Emerging as one of the most recognisable and innovative artists in Australia, Bromley’s practice is recognised for its distinct styles of painting that include; the female portrait, his children series and the butterflies and birds series. His children’s series typically draws on imagery from Boy’s Own annuals and old magazines, and explores the themes of childhood innocence, lost and found. The paintings hint at both innocence and enigma in the way that they bring together elements that vacillate between nostalgia and symbolism. The nude series has used similar layering and texturing techniques in his explorations of the female figure, which tantalise the viewer with their suggestions of veiled meaning. David Bromley is also increasingly in demand as a portraitist. He has been a finalist four times in the Archibald Prize and the painter of some famous visages, including filmmaker Scott Hicks, actor Hugo Weaving and pop-star Kylie Minogue.

Bromley’s design eye and ability to create mesmerising, engaging experiences has seen him commissioned to design and orchestrate crafted environments both throughout Australia and internationally. Working within contexts as diverse as residential skyscrapers developments, major boutique retail spaces and even within iconic food and beverage venues, his unique ability to create transformative, otherworldly experiences has helped in redefining how audiences typically engage with and respond to these environments.David’s practice has extended to significant work in sculpture, creating in both bronze and resin to bring to life the characters imbued within his paintings. His work, both in painting and sculpture have become cornerstone pieces for several of the key interior projects

MAJOR PROJECTS AND COLLABORATIONS

LA Women Show

Eastland – stage two

Fitzroy Social

West Village – West End Brisbane

Moose Toys – Corporate Headquarters

Wolf Blass – Birdcage & Wine Labels

Bromley  & Co China

Dulux Paint

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Kookai Australia Concept Stores

LA – Guerilla Atelier

Potato Head Folk – Singapore

Saint Bromley – Collaboration

Forever New – Kendall & Kylie Jenner

Greenhouse – by Joost

Jonson Street – Byron Bay

Rae – at Wategos

Wolf Blass – 80th Commemoration

Designex – Sydney

 

EXHIBITIONS

100 + solo and group national and international exhibitions

AWARDS AND PRIZES

David Bromley has been listed as a finalist or winner of multiple awards including the most significant list

A finalist in the AGNSW’s Archibald Prize in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2008

2009 – listed as the 50 of Australia’s most collectable artists – by Australian Art Collector Magazine

Moët & Chandon Award, Finalist, Adelaide

2000 Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Finalist

1993 Fisher Ghost Award, Winner, New South Wales

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