An elegant white shaped canvas construction by Robert Brennan
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BA Southern Connecticut State University
MA Columbia University Teachers College
Advanced Study Columbia TC Doctoral Program (Painting and Printmaking)
Professor of Fine Arts
Coordinator of Art Department K-12, Darien, CT
Painting Instructor, Silvermine School of Art, Norwalk, CT
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
Beautiful subtle harmonious blues in oil paint,inspired by music,by Robert Brennan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203 261 5968