Wild. Life. Art Opening with artist Sharyn Paul Brusie
Saturday, June 10 5-7pm Crossing lines between figuration and abstraction, this new body of work, “Wild. Life.,” explores animals and humans in their natural state of being. Life is simply wild and we are all deeply connected. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available for our gallery season opening. Thank you, Hannaford Supermarket & National Distributor for your in-kind support.
Sharyn Paul Brusie From my early childhood, I felt this need to create all types of art and that is what I’ve known to be true throughout my life. I’m a painter and a filmmaker and presently, all I do is paint! Well, painting has taken a hold of me, once again. I’m primarily interested in painting people and animals. Recently, I’ve been exploring abstraction, combining figurative with less of the literal and more of the mystery to life. Creating bold marks, texture and using mixed media excites me. I like leaving the viewer with the opportunity to wonder, to look within themselves and hopefully connect to the greater whole. There is often a depth and a lightness to my work.
In addition to my work as a painter, I’m also a filmmaker. I appreciate the similarities in both mediums. They broaden my awareness and my view of what it is to be human. It’s essential to stay open and to keep taking leaps into the unknown – in art as it is in life.
I attended a summer session at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in Jewelry and Photography from the Maine College of Art. I also received a BS in Art Education and taught art for several years.