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About Me

Hello, my name is Bryony and I am the brain behind Bryony by Design! 

Pyrography is the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point. I specialize in wood pyrography incorporating gouache paint in order to capture the beauty of my surroundings. I strive for my artwork to take you on a beautiful journey through the ever-changing time periods of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I believe there is something particularly special about once in a lifetime moments lasting forever.


I am inspired by the frequently shifting environment I live in, here in the Bow Valley. Having moved from the UK to permanently reside in Banff in 2016, how could I not be inspired by the place I now call home? I emerge myself in intricate details, explosions of colour and scenic realism.


As an artist I am motivated by my love and passion for the outdoors. Using photo references I start with bold, yet intricate line work to solidify the image and proportions of my pieces. Adjusting temperature to my wood burning tool allows me to shade seamlessly to add depth, realism and complex detailing. Finishing my images with gouache paint juxtaposes the tone and texture of the wood burnt areas beautifully, enhancing contrast and highlighting the image in a way that brings it to life.   

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