Bill Brownridge, Available Artwork

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A Day in the Life of a Prairie Boy
Bill Brownridge
Oil on Canvas (54x240 in) 2016
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Wonderment (Diptych)
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas Diptych (36x24 in) 2016
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‘Highballing’ for Home
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Last Caboose Home
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Hockey By Lamplight
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Evening Skate at My Village
Bill Brownridge
Arcylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Making the Team
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Train Station Shinny
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Battleford ‘Skunk’
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Recess Escape
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Fun on the Slough
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Teacher’s Bell
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Hockey Horse
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Morning Chores
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 2016
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Playing Into Night
Bill Brownridge
acrylic on canvas (36x48 in) 2013
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Salon de Refuse
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on canvas (20x30 in) 2012
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Trying to Get a Handle
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on canvas (24x24 in) 2012
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Man on Man
Bill Brownridge
Acrylic on canvas (24x24 in) 2008
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Bill Brownridge

(1932)

Photo of Bill Brownridge

William Roy Brownridge was born in 1932 in the heart of the Western Canadian prairies in Rosetown, Saskatchewan. Born with Spina Bifida, the young Bill was fascinated with hockey. His physical inability to participate stemmed a lifelong interest in creating art that reflected his passion for the sport. Forced to remain seated for long periods, Bill started to draw, and paint. He began to see the possibility of art as a way to escape his immobility, to gain some degree of independence.

Bill Brownridge graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art (now the Alberta College of Art) with a diploma in advertising art. In 1975-76 he won a Canada Council grant to paint and draw the disappearing railroad architecture of the prairies. He was commissioned in 1981 by the Calgary Olympic Development Association to render a series of serigraphs depicting the sporting events of the Olympic Winter Games. These works were used as a part of Calgary's winning presentation (both in print and film) to the International Olympic Committee for the 1988 Olympics.

In his words, “I am likely more attuned to the effects of light and colour because as a child I had so much time to observe….why my work is often filled with action. I have studied movement all my life.” His childhood experience found expression in 1995, when he wrote the children’s book, The Moccasin Goalie, which became a National best-seller.

In order to dedicate himself exclusively to painting, he left advertising for good in 1995. Since then he has also become a writer and illustrator of his own series of best-selling children's books. Brownridge has exhibited across the country, and his works are represented in corporate and private collections (including many NHL players and coaches) nationwide.

Links

Heart of Hockey
Artist Website

Toronto Star
Bill Brownridge, hockey art legend

Hockey Day in Canada_Bill Brownridge Feature
Video by Carly Agro

The Moccasin Goalie by Bill Brownridge
Children’s book written and illustrated by William Roy Brownridge available from Amazon.ca

The Final Game by Bill Brownridge
Children’s book written and illustrated by William Roy Brownridge available from Amazon.ca