Brenda K. Bredvik

Brenda K. Bredvik
St. Barths 2
Oil on prepared paper, 2003
19 x 15 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $800
Starting bid: $400

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Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Brenda Bredvik regards her education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned her BFA summa cum laude, as a transformative experience. After moving to Southern California, she was inspired by the state’s landscape, culture, people, and philosophy. “My work is about process,” she has said. “Like life, experience adds richness to the result. The layering and texturing represent the chaotic nature of our lives and reflect the way our attentions are continually divided. But in the end, we are able to navigate the information to form a coherent whole and are fulfilled by the journey. In my work, I leave artifacts of the trip I take on the way to the destination.”

The present work is from a series of figure studies based on life drawings. With an impressive economy of brushstrokes, Bredvik renders the sunbathing figure in rich colors contrasted against the muted tones of the sand and surf.

Selected collections
Linda Hamilton
Katherine Heigl
Olivia Newton-John

Selected exhibitions and events
Abstraction/Realism, Pacific Edge Gallery, Laguna Beach
Palette to Palate, Laguna Art Museum
Landscapes, Wilde Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona


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