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Braaq (Brian Shields)

Brian Shields was born in Liverpool in 1951, His father Dennis Shields was a highly regarded artist but on account of having twelve children was unable to support his family through painting alone. Brian's eldest brother pursued a successful career in America as a sculptor.

The unusual name of 'braaq' is a misspelling of the famous French artist Braque which, on account of his artistic talent as a boy, was his nickname at school. The name 'Ann' after his own signature was his sister who died at the young age of 21 and to whose memory all of his subsequent paintings were dedicated.

Brian was discouraged from becoming a professional artist and after leaving school became a trainee chef in a somewhat drab hotel in Harrogate. In an attempt to brighten the place he painted a mural. This mural caused a great deal of interest in the area but as he had signed it 'Braaq', the true identity of the artist remained a mystery until a local journalist identified Brian Shields as the painter.

From this point he never looked back, holding his first exhibition in 1974. In 1977 he was invited to hold his first of four exhibitions in London's West End. It was after this exhibition that 'The Times' described him as "one of the six most successful artists in England".

All Brian's paintings are based, in a humorous way, on his childhood memories of Liverpool. He frequently painted himself as a boy wearing a striped jumper.

In 1997 at the age of 46 Brian died, leaving a contribution to the art world which ranks him among the leading artists in the country.

We are always interested in purchasing Braaq's originals, please contact us if you are wishing to sell.

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York Races

Signed Limited Edition

Image: 700 x 460mm

Frame: 960 x 730mm

Price: 495.00 framed

He'll Tell Anyway NEW

Original Watercolour & Pencil

Image: 150 x 220mm

Frame: 445 x 515mm

Price: SOLD

Old Man in Hat

Original Pastel

Size: 225 x 150mm

Framed: 475 x 400mm

Price: SOLD

Girl & Dog Watching

Original Watercolour & Pencil

Image: 140 x 205mm

Frame: 455 x 520mm

Price: SOLD

The Balloon Seller, 'I Want One!'

Original Oil

Image: 407 x 508mm

Frame: 675 x 775mm

Price: SOLD

Flying Kites

Original Pastel

Image: 240 x 160mm

Frame: 500 x 420mm

Price: SOLD

Nine Humans

Original Oil

Image: 355 x 255mm

Frame: 560 x 460mm

Price: SOLD

Man Carrying Newspapers

Original Acrylic

Image: 225 x 280mm

Frame: 570 x 625mm

Price: SOLD

Gentleman wearing Bowler Hat

Original Acrylic

Image: 225 x 280mm

Frame: 570 x 625mm

Price: SOLD

Self Portrait, Sneaking a Cigarette

Original Watercolour & Pencil

Image: 140 x 205mm

Frame: 455 x 520mm

Price: SOLD

Siblings

Original Watercolour & Pencil

Image: 140 x 205mm

Frame: 455 x 520mm

Price: SOLD

Self Portrait with Small Boy

Original Watercolour & Pencil

Image: 140 x 205mm

Frame: 455 x 520mm

Price: SOLD

Siblings

Original Sculpture by Paul Ehlen

Size: 420mm tall

Price: SOLD

Told you I'd do it!

Original Oil

Image: 508 x 407mm

Frame: 755 x 650mm

Price: SOLD

Braaq & his Sister

Original Sculpture by Paul Ehlen

Size: 435mm tall

Price: SOLD

Northern Street Scene

Original Pencil

Image: 255 x 355mm

Frame: 595 x 695mm

Price: SOLD

Ramleys

Original Pencil

Image: 255 x 355mm

Frame: 595 x 695mm

Price: SOLD

Self Portrait with Another Boy

Original Watercolour & Pencil

Image: 140 x 205mm

Frame: 455 x 520mm

Price: SOLD

Children and Dogs Playing in the Snow

Original Oil

Image: 610 x 508mm

Frame: 840 x 738mm

Price: SOLD

Skaters

Original Oil

Size: 280 x 220mm

Framed: 528 x 468mm

Price: SOLD

Got Sand in Me Cossie

Original Oil

Image: 915 x 610mm

Frame: 1145 x 840mm

Price: SOLD

Winter Evening

Original Oil

Size: 405 x 305mm

Framed: 665 x 565mm

Price: SOLD

Sunday Cricket

Original Pastel

Size: 305 x 205mm

Price: SOLD

Hurry Up!

Original Oil

Size: 400 x 295mm

Price: SOLD

Ger off us!

Original Oil

Size: 320 x 265mm

Price: SOLD

Figure Walking

Original Pastel

Size: 150 x 220mm

Price: SOLD

Braaq with Newspaper

Original Sculpture by Paul Ehlen

Size: 340mm tall

Price: SOLD

Its Over There!

Original Oil

Size: 457 x 610mm

Price: SOLD

The Football Match

Original Oil

Size: 610 x 460mm

Price: SOLD

What have you done with our dog, Albert?

Original Oil

Size: 508 x 457mm

Price: SOLD

Three Girls

Original Pastel

Size: 295 x 195mm

Price: SOLD

Braaq, Stripey Top and Wellies

Original Sculpture by Paul Ehlen

Size: 350mm tall

Price: SOLD

Self Portrait

Original Watercolour and Pencil

Size: 90 x 140mm

Price: SOLD

Pop

Original Watercolour and Pencil

Size: 90 x 140mm

Price: SOLD

Me Playing on a Frozen Pond

Original Oil

Size: 914 x 610mm

Price: SOLD

Braaq (with ball and cigarette)

Original Sculpture by Paul Ehlen

Size: 300mm tall

Price: SOLD

Damn It's Caught Again

Original Oil

Size: 407 x 305mm

Price: SOLD

Braaq

Original Sculpture by Paul Ehlen

Size: 300mm tall

Price: SOLD

Street Scene

Original Pastel

Size: 305 x 203mm

Price: SOLD

Orange Sky

Original Pastel

Size: 280 x 215mm

Price: SOLD

Splat!

Original Oil

Size: 483 x 254

Price: SOLD

Wish These Two Were a Pair of Bulldogs

Original Oil

Size: 610 x 457mm

Price: SOLD

Old Man with Newspaper

Original Pastel

Size: 160 x 240mm

Price: SOLD

Sledging

Original Pastel

Size: 300 x 220mm

Price: SOLD

Figures in a Winter Landscape

Original Oil

Size: 305 x 405mm

Price: SOLD

He Couldn't Catch A Puddin'

Original Oil

Size: 310 x 260mm

Price: SOLD

Gone But No Money

Original Oil

Size: 265 x 170mm

Price: SOLD

Me and Me Mam in the Park (Sefton)

Original Oil

Size: 305 x 405mm

Price: SOLD

Summer Fete with Industrial Background

Original Pastel

Size: 265 x 190mm

Price: SOLD

Three Girls

Original Pastel

Size: 295 x 195mm

Price: SOLD

Self Portrait - Having a Cigarette

Original Pastel

Size: 160 x 230mm

Price: SOLD

Study of a Man Walking

Original Pastel

Size: 160 x 230mm

Price: SOLD

Study of a Young Girl with Hoop

Original Pastel

Size: 160 x 230mm

Price: SOLD

Ballerina I

Original Pastel

Size: 200 x 280mm

Price: SOLD

Ballerina II

Original Pastel

Size: 200 x 280mm

Price: SOLD

The Cricket Match

Original Oil

Size: 610 x 460mm

Price: SOLD

Giddy Up There

Original Oil

Size: 610 x 510mm

Price: SOLD

Is it dead? Poor Cat!!!

Original Oil

Size: 355 x 255mm

Price: SOLD

Winter Scene

Original Oil

Size: 610 x 510mm

Price: SOLD

Sod It

Original Oil

Size: 305 x 405mm

Price SOLD

Out and About

Original Oil

Size: 305 x 255mm

Price: SOLD

Nine Humans

Original Oil

Size: 355 x 255mm

Price: SOLD

 

     

 

 

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