Pierce Brosnan is an Irish actor, artist, film producer, and environmental activist. Brosnan has stated that art was his first love. He took up painting in the late 1980s during his first wife’s illness. “Sometimes dramatic moments affect the way you see yourself in the world.” He found painting therapeutic. “I started painting, and out came color.” He has maintained his studio practice throughout his acting career and spends much of his free time painting. Proceeds from the sale of his artwork have been donated to his favorite charities. Citing Picasso, Matisse, and Bonnard as influences, Brosnan’s artwork incorporates landscapes and abstracts as well as colorful portraits in a multitude of media.