Examples of paintings sold previously

Laurence Broderick ARBS FRSA

Laurence Broderick was born in Bristol in 1935. He studied painting, illustration and sculpture under Ray Millard and Geoffrey Deeley at the Regent Street polytechnic in the mid 50’s and then attended the Hammersmith School of Art in 1964 and 65 under Sidney Harpley and Keith Godwin.

Laurence began his artistic career as an historical and educational illustrator and painter. He taught Art at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s School in Elstree from 1959 and was Director of Art there for 16 years, from 1965 – 81. He continued working as a freelance artist and sculptor throughout this period and became a full-time sculptor in 1981.

Laurence Broderick is predominantly a stone carver, working with many types of stone including Ledmore, Portsoy and Purbeck Marbles, Alabaster, Polyphant Soapstone, Hopton Wood and Ancaster Limestone. He also models in clay, plasticine, plaster and wax for casting in bronze.

It is the latter bronze works, particularly his wonderful sculpting of Otters that attracted us and then led to our invitation to him to become a gallery artist. His love of his subject is so very readily apparent in these pieces – he is joint President of the International Otter Survival Fund, a worldwide charity for the conservation of the otter, based on the Isle of Skye.

As well as exhibitions in Scotland, England, Jersey, France, Monaco, Germany , USA and Canada, Laurence has had his work accepted for exhibition with the Royal Academy in London, the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Contemporary Portrait Society and others.

We are very discerning over the quality of sculpting or craft work that we bring in to the gallery, however with Laurence Broderick’s there was never going to be an issue – his work is quite simply superb!