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Robert Brennan
Artist in Fairfield County, Connecticut
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Robert Brennan with LANDSCAPE which was awarded First prize at Art of the Northeast at Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan CT

About the Artist:
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.”

Biographical Information:
Education:
BA Southern Connecticut State University
MA Columbia University Teachers College
Advanced Study Columbia TC Doctoral Program (Painting and Printmaking)

Professional Experience:
Professor of Visual Arts and Department Chair, University of Bridgeport
K-12, Art Coordinator Darien, CT
Drawing and Painting Instructor, Silvermine School of Art, Norwalk, CT
Commission Artist

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

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