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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 30 in. x W 40 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 30 in. x W 40 in.
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Thomas Broadbent
"Cheetah with Tennis Ball " contemporary surrealist painting (birds, coconuts)

2022

$6,500

About the Item

In this large scale watercolor on paper, a cheetah walks across a light beige tufted couch, pawing after a yellow tennis ball. Giving a surrealist feel to this fusion of an animal portrait and a still life, coconuts are all around the base of the sofa, and two birds are perched, one on the cheetah's back. signed on reverse by the artist. Unframed, please inquire about framing options. Thomas Broadbent's allegorical paintings are in contemporary surrealist style, with depictions of animal behavior crossing into the realm of mankind. Composed objects in Broadbent's paintings draw upon fre--association, the unconscious and existential thoughts as to our role in the natural world. 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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