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Thomas Broadbent
"The Burden" Contemporary Surrealist watercolor (raven with books and chickadee)

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30"x22' signed on reverse. In this highly detailed contemporary surrealist style watercolor painting by New York artist, Thomas Broadbent a black raven holds a stack of hardbound books on its back, with a small chickadee perched on top a waterglass precariously balanced on the books.. This watercolor is painted in a naturalist style, yet depicts an unlikely scenario. The narrative of the painting alludes to the weight of knowledge, learning and the balance between man and nature. Thomas Broadbent has shown extensively throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Broadbent’s work won the Pulse Prize for best solo booth at Pulse Art Fair. His work was subsequently featured in “Mission to Space” at the Children’s Art Museum in Manhattan. His nine-foot long “Lunar Mosaic” painting hangs in the American Consolate building in Moscow. His work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Broadbent’s numerous solo exhibitions include the Visual Art’s Center of New Jersey, Croxhapox Gallery (Gent, Belgium) Voorkamer Gallery (Lier, Belgium) Inspace gallery (Beijing, China) and the Newark Arts Council. Broadbent’s work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Jersey Star-Ledger, NY Arts, The Brooklyn Rail and numerous other publications.

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