“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.