Vincents' work explores the concepts behind figurative art, predominantly portraiture, referencing influences from the entire history of western painting, often utilising modern technology beside traditional techniques. His work is preoccupied with the representation of the human form, mostly using family. friends and himself as his subjects.

Vincent Michael Brown was born in Bristol in 1971. He began exhibiting and receiving portrait commissions from the age of eleven, although he did not become a full-time professional artist until 2002. His early paintings and drawings were mainly acrylic or ink studies of family and friends, still a major theme within his work.

Vincent is also a composer, musician and singer/ songwriter, working as a performer from 1988 until 2002. SEE MUSIC PAGE HERE

Vincent worked as an illustrator for a London-based agency and a New York publisher from 2002 to 2004, while also producing portraits in his spare time.

In 2004, a portrait of his father was short-listed for the BP Portrait Awards and featured in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London. This selection for the exhibition, along with a solo exhibition in Bristol, garnered him significant media attention and helped launch his career as a full-time artist.

A portrait of his parents won the 2006 Holburne Portrait Prize, judged by Rachel Campbell Johnson (Times art critic), Sir Peter Blake(Artist), and Bel Mooney (Author). This win resulted in a portrait commission of the Triple Academy Award-winning directors of Aardman Animations, hailing from his hometown of Bristol, UK. In 2008, the Holburne Museum hosted Vincent's second solo exhibition, showcasing the portrait along with other works.

Vincent's paintings have earned numerous awards and been exhibited in various exhibitions throughout the UK and the world.

Twice, Vincent has been invited as an artist to The Royal Society of Portrait Painters' annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

In 2020, Vincent was featured on Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year, where he painted and had his work selected by British Actor David Haig.

In 2021, a family portrait by Vincent was shortlisted for the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize and exhibited at Coventry Cathedral as part of the Capitol of Culture celebrations.

During 2024, two of Vincent's paintings were exhibited at the Arter gallery in Istanbul as part of a curated show of selected works from the collection of influential art collector Ömer Koç. Vincent's works were displayed alongside those of artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Otto Dix, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, Gustav Klimt, Sarah Lucas, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton, Albrect Dürer, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, and others.

Holburne Museum, Bath.
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Buckfast Abbey
St. Patricks Church, Redfield, Bristol
Ömer Koç
Trinity College, Cambridge
(Double portrait) Bowes-Lyon, St Pauls Waldenbury.
The Provincial Grand Lodge Of Bristol

(Shortlisted) Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2021
(Longlisted) BP Portrait Award 2020
(Contestant) Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year 2020
(Finalist) Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2016
(Runner-Up) Jackson's Oil Competition 2016Read Interview
(Finalist) Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year 2011
(WINNER) Holburne Portrait Prize 2006See Prize Commission
(WINNER) BFA Best Painting Award - Royal West of England Academy of Art (RWA)
(WINNER) Excellence in Watercolour Award - RWA 2008
(WINNER) Consumer Intelligence Watercolour Award - RWA 2007
(WINNER) St. Cuthberts Mill Works on Paper Award - 2007
(WINNER) Peoples Choice Award - Victoria Gallery 2006

Suppose You Are Not 2024, Istanbul
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2022, Mall Galleries, London
Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2021 (Shortlisted Artist)
Royal West of England Academy of Art 2020
Portrait Artist of The Year 2020 (Sky Arts Tv Show)
Royal West of England Academy of Art - Autumn Exhibition 2019
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) 2018
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Guildford House Gallery 2017
The Roper Gallery, Bath - 2017
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (INVITED ARTIST) 2016
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - Mall Galleries 2016
Royal Society of British Artists - 2014
Cork Street Open - Cork Street London - 2010
National Portrait Gallery - Portrait Gala 2009
Painting Aardman - Solo Exhibition - Holburne Museum - 2008
Royal Society of Portrait Painters (INVITED ARTIST) 2008
BP Portrait Award 2007
The Singer Freidlander Sunday Times Award - 2006
National Portrait Gallery - Portrait Gala 2005
Painting Exhibition - RWA - 2005
The Singer Freidlander Sunday Times Award - 2005
Solo Exhibition - Center Space - Bristol 2004
BP Portrait Award 2004
Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2004 - 2016
The Hunting Art Prizes - 2005
RWA Open painting exhibition - 2005
The Singer Freidlander Sunday Times Award - 2004
Bath Society of Artists - 2004 to 2012
Royal West of England Academy of Art - Autumn Exhibition 1999 - 2009

Notable Sitters
Ömer Koç
The Right Reverend Abbot David Charlesworth O.S.B
The Right Reverend Canon Gregory Grant
PGM Jonathan Davis
Dep PGM Richard Lewis
David Haig Collum Ward MBE(PAOTY Sky Arts)
Peter Lord, CBE
Nick Park, CBE
David Sproxton, CBE
Prof. Val Gibson
Sir Simon Bowes Lyon (1st Cousin HM Queen)
Lady Caroline Bowes Lyon
Spencer Kelly (Director)
David Cox (Artist)
David Cobley RP (Artist) Sold at National Portrait Gallery Portrait Gala
Anthony Beeson (Time Team Art Historian)
Holly Belsher (Artist)

MOBILE: 07398 33 6085
STUDIO: Browns' Arts Centre,
Clock Tower Association,
Tower Road North,
Warmley, Bristol. BS30 8XU

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