Enigmatic Piran Strange is a modern artist and champion of the arts and Cornish heritage.
His visually bold and unique work adorns many walls in the City – and those of his extensive clientele.
He owes his inspiration to the notion that everyone contains the spirit of an “inner Piran” – a heroic streak that enables us to shine and commit acts of derring-do.
Inspired by the Saint of Cornish Tin Miners, the artist is the alter ego of London-based insurance broker, David Barrie.
David is also a trustee of the St Piran Trust – a Cornish charity committed to excavating the oldest Christian building on mainland Britain – the Oratory Chapel, currently buried by sand dunes at Perranporth.
In recent years, he also brought his unique and distinctive work to audiences in the United States and held highly successful exhibitions at Haas Hall at St Thomas’s Whitemarsh Episcopal Church and at the Cricket Club in Philadelphia.
The stark and powerful image (below left) – Resurrection – was one of the highlights.
Latest artworks include Sunset (centre) and Red Sea (below right).
FOR MORE EXAMPLES OF PIRAN’S WORK, VISIT THE GALLERY PAGE.