In the Snow

Brian 'Braaq' Shields (1951 - 1997)

Oil on Canvas
Size (inches): 28 (h) x 36 (w) inches
Size (cm): 71.1 (h) x 91.4 (w) cm

‘In the Snow’ is a beautiful example of Shields work. All Shield’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.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.