another side of his artistic talent, Pierce has begun selling
his artwork to raise money for his favorite charities.
The actor, who was trained as a commercial artist, has painted
numerous landscapes as well as colorful portraits of his family.
After Brosnan left school, he pursued a career in art and
began working as an illustrator. “I always wanted to be an
artist, a painter. I started as a Trainee Artist in a small
studio in South London.” A colleague suggested that Pierce
attend a theatre workshop, and eventually he abandoned his
artwork to pursue a career in acting.
Brosnan took up painting again in the late 1980's during his
first wife’s illness as he found it therapeutic. “Sometimes
dramatic moments affect the way you see yourself in the world…from
a very hard time in my life, I started painting again and
out came every color I could imagine.” Citing his influences
as Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard and Kandinsky, Brosnan spends
much of his free time between film shoots in front of his
easel. “I am self taught, an enthusiastic painter as a friend
of mine likes to say.”
Some of Brosnan’s works were designed as presents for his
wife, Keely Shaye. The romantically titled Bisou
(Kiss Me) was given to Keely as a present on Valentine’s
Day and features a nude woman standing next to yellow daffodils.
, which was painted for Keely on Christmas of
1995, is a landscape view from the island of Wakaya.
Profits from the sale of the Giclee prints are given to the
Brosnan Trust, which distributes money to environmental, children’s
and women’s health charities.
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Pierce's paintings were used as textures throughout this
site. Click here to view
a selection of his art.