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.
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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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Bales
Bales
Progression (Sunset) 1
Progression (Sunset) 1
Progression (Sunset) 2
Progression (Sunset) 2
Progression (Sunset) 3
Progression (Sunset) 3
Unattended
Unattended
Closing
Closing
Cloud #1
Cloud #1
Cloud #2
Cloud #2
Placid
Placid
Grove II
Grove II
Quest
Quest
Quiet Lustre
Quiet Lustre
Nightfall
Nightfall
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Upwards
oil on canvas, 72x48
2017
Bales
Bales
oil on canvas, 30x40
2017
Progression (Sunset) 1
Progression (Sunset) 1
oil on canvas, 48x40
2017
Progression (Sunset) 2
Progression (Sunset) 2
oil on canvas, 48x40
2017
Progression (Sunset) 3
Progression (Sunset) 3
oil on canvas, 48x40
2017
Unattended
Unattended
oil on canvas, 12x10
2016
Closing
Closing
oil on canvas, 10x14
2017
Cloud #1
Cloud #1
oil on canvas, 10x14
2017
Cloud #2
Cloud #2
oil on canvas, 14x10
2017
Placid
Placid
oil on canvas, 10x10
2016
Grove II
Grove II
oil on canvas, 40x48
2016
Quest
Quest
oil on canvas, 42x72
2017
Quiet Lustre
Quiet Lustre
oil on canvas
2016
Nightfall
Nightfall
oil on canvas, 48x72
2016