David Brayne’s artistic temperament "is one of quiet tenderness," attuned to subtlety of expression and the innate qualities of his chosen medium. In this he takes a place within the long tradition of English landscape watercolor. Nonetheless, Brayne's work is in no way nostalgic. His sources of inspiration draw from the history of art, yet he does not look back. He works intuitively, and the results are the sum of his many changes of thought and direction that are key to his process. Through this same process he reveals an affinity for formal and abstract elements that place him securely within a contemporary idiom. “Many of my paintings have a textured surface. The numerous layers of transparent and sometimes opaque paint create blocks of colour in which small lumps of pigment can be identifiable. Some people are surprised by the description of my work as watercolor." Read more.