BIOGRAPHY

Antony BreamAntony Bream held his first major exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1979, and subsequently has had one-man shows with Derek Johns, St James’s Art Group, Messum’s, Rafael Valls and many others. He has received major commissions from industry and commerce for large figure paintings, including the much admired Bar picture at Green’s Restaurant in St James’s.

Bream has worked extensively as a painter of portraits, interiors, and landscapes, and has travelled widely, painting en plein air in Australia, India, North Africa, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, Kenya, the USA and Europe. In 2013 he exhibited paintings of the Holy Land and Petra at the Daggett Gallery, Kensington, and subsequently spent a month painting on the island of North Haven, Maine. More recently he has concentrated on a group of large-scale interiors and still lifes. His landscapes have focussed on the north Kent coast and several painting trips to Spain, most recently Segovia and Galicia. He is currently involved in a commission from the Savile Club, Mayfair, to paint a series of interiors of the club; as well as working on a number of portrait studies of some of the members.


One-to-one painting instruction in traditional drawing and Still Life for advanced students who wish to pursue atelier methods. Maximum of 2 – 3 at one time in my London studio. For further information, please telephone: 020 7229 5313.


Exhibitions and travels:

2019

ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS, FBA, Mall Galleries, London
May

2018

MONCRIEFF-BRAY GALLERY, Petworth
May – June – Summer Exhibition

2017

August – Painting in Brittany
May – Painting in Tuscany.
March – Painting in Fez and Meknes.

2016

PIERS FEETHAM GALLERY, Fulham Road, London

November 21st – 26th – ‘A Traveller’s Tale’

August – September – Painting in Segovia and Galicia.

2015

Painting portraits and interiors at the Savile Club, London.

August – Painting in Normandy.

OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY, Motcomb Street, London

March – Venice in Peril

Painting still-life interiors for Cricket Fine Art.

ALEXANDER CENTRE, Town Hall, Faversham.

January – June – Kent landscapes

2014

August – Painting in Cadiz and Seville.

March – April – Painting in Rome and Venice.

FINE ART COMMISSIONS, Duke Street, St James’s, London.

January – Portrait representative.

2013

September – Painting on North Haven Island, Maine.

August – Painting in the forest of Fontainebleau, France.

DAGGETT GALLERY, Kensington Church Street, London.

June – ‘Antony Bream – A Perspective’. One-man show

May – Painting in Jordan and Israel.

2012

August – Painting in Andalucia, Spain.

April – May – Painting in Venice.

March – April – Painting and teaching in Aubais, France.

2011

CREEK CREATIVE, Faversham, Kent

September – ‘Faversham and Beyond’ – Oils and drawings.

One-man show.

CRICKET FINE ART, Park Walk, London.

August – Summer Exhibition – ‘Interiors’ – group exhibition

April – Painting at Highclere Castle.

2010

OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY, Motcomb Street, London.

October – ‘A good Vintage’ – group exhibition

ABBOTT & HOLDER, Museum Street, London.

June – ‘Sunshine and Shadow’ – Forty watercolours

North Africa, India, Kenya, France, Italy & England.

One-man show.

OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY, Motcomb Street, London.

May – ‘Flora’ – Group exhibition: garden

OAKHAM CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Bury Street, London.

March – group exhibition: large still lifes.

2009

CRICKET FINE ART, Langton Street, London.

May – Exhibition of nudes: group show.

2008

FROST & REED, King Street, St James’s, London.

May – June – ‘Seeing and Believing’ 200th Anniversary Exhibition

group show.

2007

PETLEY FINE ART, Royal Arcade, London.

June – ‘The Artist as Traveller’ – exhibition of oils, watercolours

and drawings. One-man show.

2006

ANN LONG FINE ART, Charleston, South Carolina.

September – October – Exhibition of oil paintings of South Carolina. One-man show.

PETLEY FINE ART – Cork Street, London.

February – Group show, drawings.

2005

RAFAEL VALLS – Ryder Street, St James’s, London.

June – ‘Recent Works’, Oils and watercolours – One-man show.

2002

INDAR PASRICHA – Connaught Street, London.

April – ‘An Indian Journey’ – One-man show.

THE ARNDEANE GALLERY – Cork Street, London.

March – April – Mixed Show – Portraits and Landscapes.

1999

DAVID MESSUM GALLERY – Cork Street, London.

December ‘New Paintings’ – One-man show.

1998

DAVID MESSUM GALLERY – Duke Street, St James’s, London.

June – ‘Venice’ – Watercolours – One-man show.

1997

JONATHAN COOPER GALLERY – Park Walk, London.

June – Oils and watercolours – One-man show.

1995

HARARI & JOHNS – Duke Street, St James’s, London.

June – ‘Paintings of Corfu’ – Oils and watercolours – One-man show.

1994

DAVID MESSUM GALLERY– Cork Street, London.

April – Opening Exhibition – ‘Watercolours of Tunisia’ –

One-man show.

1993

ST JAMES’S ART GROUP– Jermyn Street, London.

December – One-man Show.

ST JAMES’S ART GROUP– Jermyn Street, London.

June – Portraits.