Two: "Girl Skipping" and "Girl with Mirror", both ca, 1990
Embroidery on painted canvas
Skipping: 13 1/2" x 14 1/2" x 2" (framed0, Mirror: 10 1/2" x 9 1/2" (image), 13" x 12" x 1 1/2" (framed)
David Bromley immigrated with his family as a child to Australia where he still lives. Self-taught, he began his artistic career as a potter, and then, with a focus on painting, became known for his storybook images of his imagined British childhood. These images are the frequent subjects of his large oils on canvas and small embroideries with children playing, skipping or at the seaside in boats, as if from the pages of Dick and Jane books. These signature works have led to a career as one of Australia's most popular and enduring artists.
Jump rope with some flaking/minor cracking to paint and area of paint loss at lower right corner.