The Surprise Collection

By Lincoln Townley

17th August – 1st October, 2017

Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse, Exhibition Spaces



This collection of oil paintings depicts the turbulence of a descent into the darkest depths of the unconscious mind where form and structure dissipate to leave the raw, intense energy of a struggle for survival. A powerful visual depiction of the darkness man must conquer to gain ultimate iconic stature.


Lincoln Townley is best known for his raw and confronting oil paintings that depict man’s descent into darkness in pursuit for money or reputation, and finding strength to conquer their power. Dubbed ‘the next Andy Warhol’, by Sir Michael Caine, Townley’s ICON portraits are constantly in demand for their ability to capture the creative and turbulent energies of iconic celebrities.

Powerful people around the world collect his work, from Sir Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Stephen Schwarzman, to Linda Powell. His ICON series feature stars such as Prince, David Bowie, Leonard DiCaprio, Kate Moss, Mohammad Ali and Meryl Streep. 

Townley has had a meteoric rise through the art world since 2014, and since then his works have increased in value by 400%.

A bidding war last year between art collectors saw the sale of his David Bowie portrait rise to the sale price of £250,000. In June this year, a private American art collector purchased Townley’s diamond encrusted portrait of the late Princess Diana for £1 million.


Lincoln Townley is a leading British artist and current artist in residence at the BAFTA’s in L.A. His work is exhibited across the world. He has had sell out shows at The National Gallery, The Royal Academy, Somerset House and Saatchi Gallery, London in the past five years.



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All works are available to purchase.

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