Saturday, December 12, 2009

Artwork by Pierce Brosnan

Fiji by Pierce Brosnan
Fiji by Pierce Brosnan

Actor Pierce Brosnan was trained as a commercial artist and, after he left school, he pursued a career in art and began working as an illustrator. At his website he says, “I always wanted to be an artist, a painter. I started as a Trainee Artist in a small studio in South London.” A colleague suggested that he attend a theatre workshop, and eventually he abandoned his artwork to pursue a career in acting. Pierce Brosnan took up painting again in the late 1980s during his first wife’s illness. He says he found it therapeutic. He now spends much of his free time between film shoots painting.

Pierce Brosnan sells Giclee prints of his artwork at his website to raise money for the Brosnan Trust, which distributes money to environmental, children’s and women’s health charities. He also occasionally donates his paintings to charity auctions. Artwork by Pierce Brosnan is currently up for auction at The piece at auction is a print of his painting, Fiji, which, according to his website, was painted for his wife Keely on Christmas of 1995. It is a landscape view from the island of Wakaya, a resort island in Fiji. The auction benefits the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), a non-profit organization founded by Bette Midler in 1995, dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open space. The auction closes December 21, 2009.

For more information see:

The Official Pierce Brosnan website

The New York Restoration Project website

See the Pop Life Art celebrity artists list for links to the artwork of more than 100 actors, singers, musicians, and other well known individuals.

Related blog entry: Pierce Brosnan Designs Spay & Neuter License Plate (June 10, 2010)