Brenton See is a Perth artist specialising in small canvas works to large scale interior and exterior wall murals.
Brenton is inspired by the day to day struggles of the everyday person as well as the stories of happiness and sadness and life and death. David Attenborough's documentaries have been a big influence on his work and are one of the main reasons he chooses to use animals in his pieces. Brenton enjoys using animals and objects rather than the human form to express himself and the stories he wants to tell. He is constantly focusing on the topic of “predator and prey” and “life and death” as these (as well as in the animal kingdom) are very relevant to the lives we as humans live.
After graduating secondary school Brenton then went on to study graphic design. Before starting his Advanced Diploma he decided working with computers wasn’t the direction he wanted to head down in life. Brenton searched for employment where he could use his hands to create the artwork he had in his head. In 2007 he began an apprenticeship in tattooing. At this time Brenton was drawing at home and developing a style. He fell more and more in love with working with pen and ink, acrylics and watercolours and soon people began to request his work. Brenton left the tattoo apprenticeship after 8 months and decided that painting for a living was the path he wanted to take.
Creating commissioned artworks and exhibiting became life for Brenton up until his change in career path in February 2015 when he painted his first mural.
Since this first mural Brenton has been fortunate enough to maintain a full-time practice in large scale works.
A keen photographer and birdwatcher he now spends a majority of his free time in the Western Australian landscape gathering reference photos for upcoming murals.
The excitement of sharing the flora and fauna of Western Australia keeps Brenton motivated in his journey to educate the world on just how lucky we are to share our planet with such wonders.
Graphic Design Central Tafe, Perth CBD, Certificate 4 (2005) & Diploma in Graphic Design (2006).
2012 For the Love, Gold Coast Convention Centre, Surf N Ink, Broadbeach QLD
2013 Brenton See Solo Exhibition, The Bird, Northbridge, Perth WA
2013 Super Predator, Kurb Gallery, Northbridge, Perth WA
2014 Inside My Outside, Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle, Perth WA
2015 Untitled, Gold Coast Convention Centre, Surf N Ink, Broadbeach QLD
2016 Thirty Years With/Out Colour, Claremont Perth WA
2012 See-Saw, The Butcher Shop, Northbridge, Perth WA
2012 I Hart Charity Event, The Claremont Hotel, Perth WA
2013 Men with Beards, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne VIC
2013 Pimp my MUF, Melbourne Ukulele Festival, Northcote, Melbourne VIC
2013 Toy to the World, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne VIC
2013 Animal Nature, Off the Kerb Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne VIC
2013 Making Waves for the Kimberley, Spacecubed, St Georges Terrace, Perth WA
2014 APEX, Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, Perth WA
2014 Roll on Rome, Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, Perth WA
2014 Loser Brigade Group Warehouse Show, Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, Perth WA
2015 Lost & Found Group exhibition, Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, Perth WA
2015 Oxjam Group exhibition, Little Wing Corner Gallery, Subiaco, Perth WA
2015 STAY SAFE Group exhibition, Ruck Rover, Northbridge, Perth WA
2015 Art Playground Group exhibition, PSAS, Fremantle, Perth WA
2016 40 x 40 Group exhibition, Melbourne VIC