Education:

BA Southern Connecticut State University

MA Columbia University Teachers College

​Advanced Study Columbia TC Doctoral Program (Painting and Printmaking)

Professional Experience:

Professor of Fine Arts

Coordinator of Art Department K-12, Darien, CT

Painting Instructor, Silvermine School of Art, Norwalk, CT

​Commission Artist

Selected Exhibitions, Awards and Grants:

• Solo Exhibit, Good News Cafe` and Gallery, Woodbury, CT (2009)

​• Solo Exhibit, The New Art Center, New York City (2008)

• Viridian Artists 18th Annual Juried Exhibit (2007)

• Contemporary Artists Network Annual Exhibit, New York City (2006, 2007)

• Distinguished Alumni Exhibit, Southern Connecticut State University

• Connecticut Painters and Sculptors Annual 

​• Art of the Northeast, USA, Silvermine Guild of Artists, First Prize,1991

• New Art Center,NYC, Artists Grant and Solo Exhibition ,

 • Artslant, 7th 2013,Showcase Juried winner

  • Artslant, 3rd 2016 Prize Showcase Winner

  • Artslant , 4th 2016 Prize, Showcase Winner

  • Artslant ,5th  2016 Prize ,Showcase Winner

  * Artslant 9th 2016 Prize,Showcase winner

​  *Artslant 6th 2017 Prize Showcase Winner

​An elegant white shaped canvas construction by Robert Brennan

Beautiful subtle harmonious blues in oil paint,inspired by music,by Robert Brennan

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​​​​Artist's Statement

My love for constructing has resulted in a series of shaped canvas constructions in both monochrome (The White Series) and in color (Dialogues in Color Series).

 I enjoy, as well, the manipulation of color, shapes, and textures as if they were notes in a musical composition. The Melody Series is an example of color field painting which has consistently shown up in different forms throughout my painting career.

On my travels, I often set up an easel on a fishing pier or on the edge of a marsh.There are powerfully expressive qualities which can be seen on the beat-up hull of a fishing trawler that communicates life on the sea, which can be  both beautiful and harsh.

The landscape surrounds me, and I respond to it through drawings and paintings in water color,oils, gouache, and acrylics.

I am not interested in repeating myself or confining myself to one way of working.  I am committed to the belief that the current painting, the one I am working on now, is the focus of my passion. As to the differences among the works, they will, as Picasso once said, " have to learn to get along."  Click on Portfolio to view a gallery of work. Unless otherwise noted all works are for sale. Please contact the artist regarding availability and pricing at 2brennan@optonline.net or 203 261 5968