This is a repeating eventjune 3, 2017 5:00 pm
FREE Native American Children Grace Turquoise Tortoise Gallery In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Sharon Brening: Childhood Discoveries” and the award-winning artist unveils her newest paintings of Native American children. The
Native American Children Grace Turquoise Tortoise Gallery
In Sedona, Arizona Turquoise Tortoise Gallery opens “Sharon Brening: Childhood Discoveries” and the award-winning artist unveils her newest paintings of Native American children. The opening is 1stFriday June 2, 5-8 pm; Brening gives an Artist Talk at 6:30.
A traditional realist painter, Sharon Brening uses old master painting techniques of painting and glazing layer after layer to add richness, depth, and vibrancy to her subjects.
She was the first woman to win the prestigious gold medal award for oil painting at the Annual Western Artists of America Show and Sale in Texas.
Brening has formed lasting friendships with many of the families whose children she paints. In “Wonderment,” Brening captures four siblings all on one canvas for the first time. “I have been painting Skye Blue, Thunder, Wylde and Breezy Summer since small children,” she notes. The regalia the children wear in the painting were hand made by their grandparents.
Devoted to her work Brening paints in her studio each weekday from the wealth of photographs she takes documenting each detail of dress and expression of character on her models. “I want the viewer to feel like my subject could walk right out of my canvas.”
Brening has received two Awards of Excellence from the American Plain’s Artist show at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland Texas. Her paintings hang in the permanent collections of The Pearce Western Art Museum in Corsicana, Texas and Scottsdale, Arizona’s Museum of the West.
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