Bruce Brainard

b. 1962, St. Anthony, ID
I have found the greatest emotions not necessarily to be the loud, the sentimental, or even the profane, but rather the quiet, the authentic, and the sacred. I use the landscape and seascape to try and express these emotions.
Grandeur
Grandeur

Bruce Brainard is well known for meditative, allegorical landscapes of infinite skies, fields and oceans. Inspired by his environment of the American West, his scenes of peace and solitude represent humanity’s search for meaning and inner tranquility. Painting with a comfortable, warm realism, Brainard effortlessly reveals the warmth of sun and the earth, and his brushwork captures the quiet energies of wind and water in clusters of clouds and solitary trees. Through his compositions, Brainard invites the viewer to experience stillness within the ever-changing cycles of nature and the universe as a whole.

Bruce Brainard received his BFA and MFA from Brigham Young University. He lives and works in Utah, and he has exhibited in galleries in New York City, Carmel, CA, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Houston and Salt Lake City. His work is featured in the collections of Herman Hospital, Houston; The Landmarks Group, Atlanta; Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Utah; First Tennessee Bank, Memphis; National Congress of Art and Design, Salt Lake City; Credit Suisse, Chicago & New York; Ritz Carlton, Naples, FL; Time Warner Communications, Houston; and UPS Corporation, Atlanta.

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Grandeur
Grandeur
Clearing Storm
Clearing Storm
Still
Still
Grove II
Grove II
Quest
Quest
Quiet Lustre
Quiet Lustre
Grandeur
Grandeur
oil on canvas, 60x50
2019
Clearing Storm
Clearing Storm
oil on canvas, 36x60
2019
Still
Still
oil on canvas, 20x16
2019
Grove II
Grove II
oil on canvas, 40x48
2016
Quest
Quest
oil on canvas, 42x72
2017
Quiet Lustre
Quiet Lustre
oil on canvas
2016