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Primarily self-taught, Brendan McGorry's  work engages with references and allegories drawn from historical European paintings. Brendan’s recent work is a fusion of delicate drawing and wild colour fields Weaving historical motifs with contemporary images of everyday life, the past and present collide in dreamlike compositions across the canvas. 

 Set to music his classes are always a lively sociable affair where he shares his knowledge of art history and the unique techniques he has developed in a supportive environment.

In 2006 Brendan spent time in Italy taking the famous Drawing Marathon with the prestigious New York Studio School. From the hilltop town of Orvieto he was able to gain a unique insight into the work of the Italian renaissance. 

Brendan is a respected artist and tutor, who has been exhibiting since 1988 and has work in significant national collections, including Te Papa, The Auckland City Council and the Arts House Trust.

Philosophy; I want my students to cross a line into a realm they couldn’t have imagined existed before they create it and take it home.

To see Brendan's work follow the link here: Brendan McGorry


Brendan is represented by Sanderson

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