Harry Brioche was born in the Seychelles in 1965 growing up on the island of Mahe, however his life changed abruptly when his family was forced to flee, following the coup d’état of 1977. He moved to England in 1980 embracing his new land and culture. This charming and unassuming family man has since happily settled in Manchester with his wife Catherine and two little boys, who he describes as, “my two little pieces of heaven.”
Harry considers himself a self-taught artist despite spending a short period at a college of art. He went on to carve out a highly successful career as an illustrator and graphic designer with his company Tom, Dick & Harry, working with world renowned brands including Dr Martens, Coca Cola and BAE Systems.
From an early age he was captivated by the drama and beauty of the atmospheric, ever-changing British sky and landscape, which was in sharp contrast to that of the Seychelles. This inspiration at such an early age was and continues to be ever present in his painting.
He said, “The landscape is almost incidental, my main objectives are to try and capture the atmosphere and ‘spirit’ of a place. Ultimately it is the mood and light within the paintings which becomes the central theme. As an artist I paint subjects that inspire me, and bring me, and hopefully others pleasure.” Harry Brioche’s work now hangs in collections around the world.