Sea Legs is an original oil painting on board by Canadian artist Corran Brownlee. Corran lives between London and Calgary where he works as a film storyboard artist.
Sea Legs is from a series of works which all feature wild animals placed juxtaposed with repeat patterns reminiscent of Victorian wallpaper by the likes of William Morris. It is this clash of the wild outdoors and the familiar wallpaper designs which create these fabulous whimsical paintings.
I mostly work with charcoal making dark, dreamlike scenes from untold stories. I like to hint at narrative in the scenes I create but leave then it up to the viewer to be the storyteller. Knowing that people, including creators and storytellers who I’ve been a fan of for years, like my work enough to frame it and hang it on their wall fills me with pride.
I’m not sure what sets me apart really. I suppose my work has a filmic feel to it, I’ve been told it’s a little Hitchcockian, which might be why it tends to appeal to a lot of filmmakers.
What Runway Gallery says about Sea Legs by Corran Brownlee:
Working primarily in black and white, with wild animals as his central subject. Therefore makes Corran Brownlee’s work easy to place and collect. Sea Legs is no exception. Having already caught the eye of the editor of LivingEtc. Therefore the Sea Legs painter, has been interviewed for next year. Which is sure to push him more into the limelight. Corran is one of our artists to watch, and because he has a successful career in the film industry, he therefore has some very famous A list collectors who already own his work, which will only go to help his work gain attention and value. So our advice is to purchase now before his prices increase.
Original Oil on Board | 40 – 50 cm | £1800