New Bend Gallery

It has been several months since I started with Tumalo Art Company in the Old Mill District of Bend. I am the newest Member Artist and so thrilled to be a part of this fine Gallery. The quality of work is first class and the focus of the Gallery is on 2D artwork so it is a perfect fit for me. Please visit when you are in town. I am there just about every First Friday and work 5 shifts per month so hope to see you soon. My latest piece, Tangled Up In Blue will be in the Gallery probably starting in September. 24” X 48” Acrylic on Canvas

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Moving On

After 9 years as Partner/Artist at the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend, Oregon it is time for a change. As of December 31st I am no longer associated with the Gallery in any capacity. It has been a wonderful journey with this outstanding group of artists and I have grown by leaps and bounds both creatively and professionally through this association I wish all the wonderful people of the Red Chair all the very best in all their future endeavors.

That said, I continue to work on my own personal and creative development and continue to be represented by the Earthworks Gallery in Yachats, Oregon and the TClifton Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee. I am looking for additional opportunities in the Central Oregon area and beyond and will update this blog with further developments as they arise. I will continue to update this website and my Facebook page, Lonesome Dog Studio with new works so be sure to follow my page or check this website periodically for news.

Thanks for all the support that I have received over these 9 years and to quote the famous cartoon character Buzz Lightyear, “To Infinity…and beyond!”

Commissioned Piece

I have been having the most fun creating this commissioned work for my clients. It is 60”X 48” and the largest I have done to date. It just fits into the car! Animal Dreams, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

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High Desert Art League

New year, new opportunities.  I have been accepted into the High Desert Art League, a professional Central Oregon Artists organization that promotes local artists through exposure in a variety of shows throughout the year.  Some of these shows are in our own backyard and occasionally we are showing outside of the area.  In May of this year HDAL will have a group show in Beaverton, Oregon outside of Portland at Art on Broadway.  We have a theme of Dans le Jardin and I am working on the piece now, will post the finished product soon!

International Society of Acrylic Painters

I am so excited!  My piece, "My Body, My Choice" has been juried into the ISAP Annual Online show which I believe begins in December and runs through Spring 2017. Out of close to 300 entries, 69 were chosen. Will post details when the show is up.

Starbutts

It is hard to believe but the Holidays are upon us.  When I am totally uninspired to paint, this is a great time to do something different.  These are some of the new ornaments that will be in the Red Chair Gallery beginning Thanksgiving.  We are closed Thanksgiving day, but come on in for Small Business Saturday and see these cuties in person!

Neutrals

Started working on this new piece today, am really loving working with the neutral colors.  This may call for a series!

Also, my 2017 calendars are available, all birds printed on thick card stock, 11"X14" size pages.  With shipping they are $27 when ordered from my website.  Please contact me if you are interested.  Many of the paintings can be found on the "For The Birds" page and some that are included are Hallelujah Chicken, Circus Chicken, Crow and many more.

New website title

OK, I have finally decided on a new domain, it is dmcbrienart.com.  Keep it simple, right?  I have no idea what I am doing so bear with me if you have interest in looking at this blog. I will figure it out when I have time to devote.  In the meantime, I have at the very least uploaded much of my work for anyone to view.  Happy painting!