Bryn Sutcliffe's art is mainly rendered in paint, as this is and always has been his preference, however he also enjoys drawing and has a large portfolio of nudes, legendary icons etc. He enjoys portraiture using paint, pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal. As well as intricate 'lifelike' portraits, he also enjoys a more contemporary style of work using distinctive mark making with a looser, freer feel.
On his art, Bryn Sutcliffe says..
"I particularly enjoy figurative painting and the nudes give me freedom to express what mood I am in at the time. More recently I have progressed from just using black and white into a more colourful palette which I am finding quite interesting. I am also incorporating lyrics or writings into my work as I have always had an affinity with other creative genres, this is a new concept, the two transitional pieces (from my initial style of black and white) are ‘The Writings on the Wall” and “Thought I saw you (Jess)”.
My paintings of buildings are inspired by the photography of Norwegian photographer Andreas Swane, who kindly accepted my request to use his Urbex images of abandoned hospitals, insane asylums, theme parks, churches etc. The photographs provide me with the ammunition of a wonderfully thought-provoking platform to start from, this frees me to concentrate on imposing my conceptions upon the compositions and allows me to really begin experimenting with paint, colour and mixable mediums, which are added to the paint, thus creating different textures and effects, such as a corrosive appearance. The intention in this art is to line up both the deterioration of the subject matter and the effects of my experimental processes in my paintings. One of the major successful processes I discovered, was the heavy use of linseed oil, which tears though oil paint like water does to acrylic, but the linseed lingers far longer than water which just dries up. The linseed refuses to be properly worked back into for a long, long time and this I used most effectively in areas of paintings as drips, bleeding into the deteriorating interiors."