Thoughts Left Unspoken: Paintings by Charlie Bluett & David Brayne

Sep 6 - October 5, 2019

Thoughts Left Unspoken: Paintings by Charlie Bluett & David Brayne

Charlie Bluett and David Brayne, whose paintings fill the walls for Thoughts Left Unspoken, express two vastly different artistic points of view: Bluett’s work is abstract; Brayne’s is representational. Bluett’s recent large paintings of overlapping, translucent shapes on pure white backgrounds have achieved widespread popularity and mesmerize viewers with entrancing color. Bluett says he found his inspiration in long walks along the New England shore collecting sea glass. David Brayne’s small, rich paintings create a personal world of lyrical memory. Figures move as in a dream, casting no shadows; sea or land and sky blend imperceptibly and harmoniously together. Tenderness pervades Brayne’s vision, which has been called “exquisitely and quintessentially beautiful.”

David Brayne lives and works in Somerset, England. Brayne, too, finds inspiration in walking; he begins each morning with a walk along the Alham river in the countryside. Brayne says he begins a painting “with clear intentions. These tend to evaporate quickly, but if I keep my mind on the process, the work will evolve, and the inherent and beautiful qualities of the medium will look after themselves.” Brayne’s work also embodies purely formal, abstract elements that place it within a contemporary idiom. Memorable and instantly recognizable, his work won Brayne election to the Royal Watercolor Society in 2001.

 

Charlie Bluett was born in Kent, England and studied art at Eton College. After a career as a successful entrepreneur, he returned to art full time less than a decade ago. His abstract paintings are by turns vibrant or ethereal in color and show simple but subtle form, considered and yet fluid, challenging and yet totally at peace within itself. Bluett now lives in New England.

 

The Red Chair by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

The Red Chair, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

11.40 x 8.25 in (28.96 x 20.96 cm)

$1,575

The Patterns of Nature by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

The Patterns of Nature, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,500

Found along the Shore by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Found along the Shore, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 72 in (121.92 x 182.88 cm)

$7,500

Returned by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Returned, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)

$6,000

Different Approach by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Different Approach, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

The Couple by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

The Couple, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

The Dancers by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

The Dancers, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,500

A Place of Water by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

A Place of Water, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

11.90 x 13 in (30.23 x 33.02 cm)

$1,350

Red Barn by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Red Barn, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

7.90 x 13.40 in (20.07 x 34.04 cm)

$1,800

Diebenkorn's Cat by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Diebenkorn's Cat, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

10.25 x 11.40 in (26.04 x 28.96 cm)

$1,800

Sunday Morning by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Sunday Morning, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

9.50 x 11 in (24.13 x 27.94 cm)

$1,695

Tall Window by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Tall Window, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

13.75 x 11.75 in (34.92 x 29.84 cm)

$2,450

The Dry Hill Track to Ham by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

The Dry Hill Track to Ham, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

18.50 x 13 in (46.99 x 33.02 cm)

$2,400

Life is a Bed of Roses by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Life is a Bed of Roses, 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,500

Flora by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Flora, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with 18-karat gold, graphite, and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

13.75 x 11.75 in (34.92 x 29.84 cm)

$2,095

By the Window by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

By the Window, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

9.50 x 11 in (24.13 x 27.94 cm)

$1,695

The Stuctures by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

The Stuctures, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

A Moment in Time by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

A Moment in Time, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 40 in (127 x 101.60 cm)

$5,000

Yellow Table by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Yellow Table, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

8.70 x 11 in (22.10 x 27.94 cm)

$1,575

The Single Stone by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

The Single Stone, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

Natures Architecture by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Natures Architecture, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,500

Orange Flowers by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Orange Flowers, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

22.80 x 21.60 in (57.91 x 54.86 cm)

$3,650

Sea Tumble by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Sea Tumble, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 48 in (91.44 x 121.92 cm)

$4,500

Field Barn by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Field Barn, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

11.50 x 14.50 in (29.21 x 36.83 cm)

$2,150

Elements by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Elements, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 48 in (152.40 x 121.92 cm)

$6,000

Being Together by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Being Together, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 60 in (121.92 x 152.40 cm)

$6,000

Complete Calm & Togetherness by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Complete Calm & Togetherness, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 in (152.40 x 152.40 cm)

$7,500

Searching For Sea Glass  by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Searching For Sea Glass , 2019

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,800

Dragonfly by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Dragonfly, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

7 x 9.90 in (17.78 x 25.15 cm)

$1,450

Rush Hour by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Rush Hour, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

72 x 48 in (182.88 x 121.92 cm)

$7,500

Open Boat by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Open Boat, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

8.70 x 11 in (22.10 x 27.94 cm)

$1,650

Finders Keepers by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Finders Keepers, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

72 x 48 in (182.88 x 121.92 cm)

$7,500

Tones & Forms by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Tones & Forms, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

$5,500

Open Window by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Open Window, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

6.30 x 12.20 in (16 x 30.99 cm)

$1,550

The Gold Necklace by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

The Gold Necklace, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

9 x 7.90 in (22.86 x 20.07 cm)

$1,450

Wild Flowers by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Wild Flowers, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

10.25 x 7.50 in (26.04 x 19.05 cm)

$1,450

Yellow Dress by David Brayne R.W.S.

David Brayne R.W.S.

Yellow Dress, 2019

Water-based and raw pigments with graphite and gum arabic on paper laid on board.

15.75 x 19.75 in (40 x 50.16 cm)

$2,200

Subtle Divides by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

Subtle Divides, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

30 x 40 in (76.20 x 101.60 cm)

$3,500

A Moment of Calm by Charlie Bluett

Charlie Bluett

A Moment of Calm, 2018

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 40 in (127 x 101.60 cm)

$5,000