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.
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.
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.
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.”
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