The paintings of award-winning artist Brennan King have been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries, including the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, the Copley Society of Art in Boston, the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Mary Woerner Fine Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Selby Gallery and Katharine Butler Gallery in Sarasota, Florida, and the Artworks on the Square Gallery in Fayetteville, Georgia. In addition, his work is in private and corporate collections, including those of Croquet International in West Palm Beach, Florida, Via Mizner in Palm Beach, Florida, and 1350 Main Street in Sarasota, Florida.
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As an artist, I find intrigue in both the subject matter and the technique used in painting. For me, these two are not mutually exclusive. I let one feed off the other to create a complete composition. My latest works focus on still life constructed of found objects from my personal history and geographic location. The meaning of these objects and symbols are sometimes obvious and sometimes open to personal interpretation. The technique used to create the paintings is one of controlled chaos. The initial frenzy of brush strokes and random color choices settle into a more thoughtful and detailed finish. The technique is similar for the “Paris” series, and landscapes and seascapes. My focus is to stop painting while the brush strokes are preserved as an integral part of the composition. The subject matter in the “Paris” series is less about symbols and meaning and more about moments of everyday Parisian life. The seascapes and landscapes use the large staccato brushstroke to create movement and depth.
I will be conducting painting workshops at the Lighthouse Artcenter, Museum and School of Art in Tequesta, Florida
Tips on painting outdoors with oil paints. To be held on January 29, February 24, and April 7.
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