Orlanda Broom has exhibited regularly in London and Internationally since completing her MA in 1997. Her paintings have been selected for curated shows and competitions including the Threadneedle Prize, NOAC, BEEP and the RA Summer Exhibition. Broom has two bodies of work, loosely categorised into Landscape and Abstract painting. Her interest in colour and medium connect these bodies of work.
Her landscape paintings are lush and colourful; they exist as part of a fantastical, re-imagined place. She has applied a hyper, saturated view of the world and the scenes she paints make no reference to human or animal existence. These places could be future or past as they are untouched; wild, overgrown and ripe to the point of rotten. The initial joyousness, the lure of beauty and colour is tempered by an uneasy sense of abandonment. In the abstract paintings figurative elements can be found as much of the work is related to the landscape. Some subtle references to recognizable elements, such as flowers or organic forms, are open to the individual perception of the viewer. She classes this as quite different from working on the Landscapes which are made with a traditional approach using brushes, working up a layered and defined composition.
The abstract pieces are made with limited intervention, only pouring and manipulating the canvas.
Her work is regularly commissioned and notably, a new large scale abstract centre piece, was commissioned for the Rosebery Lounge at Mandarin Oriental and won The Designers Award.