Renowned contemporary artist Phoebe Brunner will showcase her latest masterpieces at the Easton Gallery in Santa Barbara, with a reception opening the exhibit on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs from May 11 to June 15, and will also feature an Artist Talk on May 13 at 2 p.m.
Brunner’s latest collection consists of oil paintings celebrating some of nature’s most picturesque scenes. Sloping hills, swelling waves and swirling clouds compose Brunner’s paintings at the Easton Gallery exhibit. Her exceptional blending techniques and precisely selected palettes create multi-dimensional compositions that bring these magical landscapes to life. Brunner uniquely selects and arranges the colors within her paintings so that each work of art stands out.
Phoebe Brunner has had other solo exhibitions at the Elverhoj Museum in Solvang, the Rovzar Gallery in Seattle, the Hespe Gallery in San Francisco and numerous other locations throughout California. She has also participated in selected group exhibitions, the latest of which included Edge: Santa Barbara County Artists Respond at Channing Peake Gallery, A View From Here: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Landscapes and Cityscapes in Los Angeles and the Berkus Family Collection at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Brunner studied at the California Institute of the Arts (Chouinard), Universidad de Guadalajara, Otis College of Art and Design and UC Santa Barbara. She was the recipient of the John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts Individual Visual Artist Grant in 2002 and the Gold Award from the Art of California Magazine in 1992.
The Easton Gallery, 557 Hot Springs Rd., has featured contemporary landscape artists for 20 years. Recent shows have included works by Whitney Brooks Abbott, Chris Chapman, Tom Henderson and Bjorn Rye. The Gallery is open weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment at 805/969-5781. For more information or to view the entire exhibit online, visit www.eastongallery.com.