below for larger photos of Pierce Brosnan's Art
and Dick Gautier (1992)
never went to art school. I was self taught. I did line and wash
for Harrod's department store. I thought art was my destiny until a
office mate suggested that I come with him to a theater club. It was
at the height of experimental theater in London—La Mama, the Black
movement, musicians, artists. It was an arts lab. That's where I
began to blossom, where I began to develop my sensitivity
imagery, composition, acting, and music. That's when I decided to
really started getting into painting several years ago because of my
Cassie's illness. One night I was pretty low in spirit and I just got
canvas out and started painting with my fingers. I tried to put down on
the canvas the anger and frustration I felt. I just let it rip and put
everything into it. I still have that first painting. It's called First
Visit. I used that painting as a prop in a film I just
called The Lawnmower Man.
catharsis on canvas, I started to get more control by painting shapes.
I have always loved the work of Matisse. I just went with the colors
excited me. I started to educate myself about painting and painters
Matisse and Picasso. I devoured everything I could find on them. My art
is in its infancy now and I feel that it's with me for life. Wherever I
go I'll always have an easel or a room set aside for painting. I'm
myself as I go. Do I have a philosophy? No, not yet.
relation to acting, art has given me more patience. It has balanced out
the acting and taken the onus off it. Before, everything was for the
That was the only talent I had, I felt. Now I realize that I have a
to make pictures and to create another world. It's so liberating. I'll
always have my painting.
I want to see
what it feels like to see my work in a book. I don't care whether
likes my painting or not. But acting, that's something else. You want
be liked, you want to be good. With painting, if you like it, great; if
you don't, that's fine. The privacy of painting, the worlds that
you escape to, the things you resolve within yourself—it's so special,
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Official Pierce Brosnan Site for a larger selection of his art.
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