Brienne Brown at KISH

Jan 5, 2023 | AA Member Exhibitions, Latest News

Reflections of Nature

Art Alliance member Brienne Brown is exhibiting her work in a collection titled “Reflections of Nature” at KISH Bank Expect More Store January through February.

Nature provides us with many visual gifts to delight the soul, we just need to take the time to look. Come see oil and watercolor paintings by Brienne M. Brown that capture these fleeting reflections of nature.

Opening Reception

Art Alliance members, friends, and the public are invited to view the show and celebrate its opening on Friday, February 3 from 5:30–7:30 pm at KISH Bank Expect More Store on S. Allen St. Drinks and appetizers are generously provided by KISH Bank.

We will also celebrate our 2-year anniversary collaborating with KISH Bank to share local art with the State College community and provide local artists with a venue to showcase their amazing work. Callanish, a local celtic band, will perform in celebration of both Brienne’s Show and the Art Alliance–KISH Bank anniversary.

Gallery Talk

Art Alliance member Brienne Brown will talk about her current exhibition “Reflections of Nature” in a gallery talk at KISH Bank Expect More Store on Wednesday, February 8 from 10 – 11:00 am.

This event is free and open to the public.

Space is limited so please register ahead of time.

Biography

Brienne M Brown, NWS: Bringing the Everyday to Life

Much to her mother’s indignation, Brienne owned little clothing that was not covered in paint.  From a very young age, Brienne showed talent in art and music, but wanted to pursue a career in the sciences.  She started her education at the University of Utah as a double major (Art and Chemistry), eventually receiving a BS in Chemistry and finishing with a Master’s degree in 2004.  After graduation, Brienne worked in a Toxicology lab.  Though she painted some by taking an occasional class, as the years wore on, she realized she wanted more art in her life than a career in science would allow.  She was surprised and delighted to find great fulfillment in painting.  In fact, it became a necessity.

After leaving her job as a toxicologist to raise her first child in 2008, Brienne had the opportunity to paint more consistently.  Prioritizing painting and taking workshops from artists she admired paid off.  Soon she was not only exhibiting and entering shows regularly, but also winning awards.  Brienne holds  signature membership status for the National Watercolor Society, American Impressionist Society, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and Utah Watercolor Society.  Her work has been published in Splash 17 Best of Watercolor:  Inspired Subjects, PleinAir Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, and Watercolor Artist Magazine.

Brienne’s passion is watercolor and plein air painting.  She has won several top awards in many plein air competitions.  “I find beauty in everyday life, the so called ‘mundane’.  Ordinary people going about their everyday lives inspire me.  I especially enjoy painting en plein air, where each painting reminds me of where I was, of the experiences I had, the sounds, smells, and the people I met.  As I try and capture the essence of a scene, my paintings are always more about a moment in time than about a particular location.  I enjoy sharing how I see the world.”

Learn more about Brienne and her artwork at:

Recent Posts

Spring Exhibition Schedule

Save the Dates! We're working on the details but the dates and venues are set for our 2023 Spring Exhibitions. Recycled Show Enter by: February 24 Show Dates: March 4 – April 3 Opening Night: March 3 Venue: KISH Bank Expect More Store Figurative Show Enter by: March 4...

Anni Matsick Exhibits in Souls Shot

Art Alliance member and Recycled Show Chair Anni Matsick is among the 19 artists whose works make up the Souls Shot Portrait Project 2023 Pennsylvania Exhibit. It will travel for one year to four locations beginning with Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) in Harrisburg,...

Summer Camp Info and Registration

Save the Date! Summer camp descriptions will be posted and registration will open at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, February 11.

Community Art Project: Each Piece Belongs

Centre LGBT+ and Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania have come together to collaborate on an inclusive community wide art project. In searching for ways to pay tribute to the both the LGBT+ community and the local State College area community Cat Cook, Executive...

Michele Rivera: Art Among Family at Foxdale

Arte en Familia Michele Rivera, Art Alliance watercolors instructor, and her family are exhibiting their work at Foxdale Village Art Gallery from January 13 – April 2, 2023. Arte en Familia (Art Among A Family) features artwork from artist Michele Rojas Rivera and...

Joan Koester at D.I.D. Office

Wintery Mix: Paintings by Joan Koester Art Alliance member Joan Koester is exhibiting her acrylic paintings at the Downtown Improvement District Office January–February. Wintery Mix is a mix of freshness and color for shaking off grey skies. When you're downtown near...