Artist in Focus: Milo Browne

Based in London, 25-year-old Milo Browne was brought up in rural Wiltshire, surrounded by animals, particularly favouring spaniels. A self-taught artist, Milo turned professional in January of this year, and is entirely self-taught. He says of his education: “I am highly dyslexic, and found education and school very tough. However, my fascination with and passion for drawing and portraiture, which I loved from an early age, was hugely helpful for my confidence and self-esteem.”

This year, Milo raised more than £2,500 for the NHS Trust St George’s Tooting A & E department, as well as the Borana Conservancy in Kenya, by selling raffle tickets for the fantastic prize of his drawing of a rhino.

Today, Milo favours dogs and horses as subject matter, but he is keen to develop his work and would love to do more British and African wildlife. His style has been developed over the years by studying other artists that he admired, such as Mary Browning, Lucy Milne and Charles Church. Something that sets Milo apart from many artists is the fact that he is colourblind, which he says: “can sometimes be frustrating, but I have come to see it as a strength. I see colour and tone in a unique way. I try to marry contemporary realism with traditional influences and style in my work.” Milo favours charcoal and pastels as his mediums.