Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the art of Gerald Brom ! ( Rhymes with CROM ! )

The following text was taken from Brom's bio on wikipedia...enjoy -Mikeyboy

" Brom was born March 9, 1965, in Albany, Georgia. As the son of a U.S. Army pilot he spent much of his early years on the move, living in many countries such as Japan and Germany (he graduated from high school in Frankfurt, Germany), and U.S. states including Alabama and Hawaii. Brought up as a military dependent he was known by his last name only, and now signs his name as simply Brom: "I get that asked more than just about any other question. It's my real name, my last name. I got called Brom all the time as a kid, and it just stuck."

Brom has been drawing and painting since childhood, although he had never taken any formal art classes. "I wouldn't exactly call myself self-taught, because I've always looked at the work of other artists and emulated what I liked about it. So you can say they taught me." Brom cites the work of Frank Frazetta, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell as influences on his style: "Okay... Rockwell isn't the kind of inspiration most people expect from me, but he just painted things so well. To me it's not so much the genre but the way it's done, and you have to admire his technique."

Visit BROM'S website and marvel at his work here @


rozum said...

By Brom! This is great Conan artwork.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I've been looking for a decent online version if that "Conan and Belit" picture for a while. Both pieces are pretty cool.

Tore said...

Brom is a great artist! His Conan is powerful!!