Brennen McElhaney
  • Male
  • Fletcher, NC
  • United States
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Biography

Brennen McElhaney was born in 1968 in Santa Barbara, California. He received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990.

Brennen has had numerous one-man and group shows. His work is part of private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.

In 2005, Brennen and his family, relocated from California to Asheville, North Carolina. He is currently working on a series of landscapes of Western North Carolina, and the surrounding areas.


About my Work

My paintings are a personal record, a visual journal of scenes that have caught my attention. My goal is to document the beauty that I see in the landscape, and create a record of my impression for others (and myself) to enjoy.

My artistic process relies heavily on observation that is to say I trust my eyes to "tell" me what to put on the canvas, how to paint it, what is important, and what is not.

Recurring subject matter in my landscapes are mountains, trees, rivers and lakes, cityscapes and architecture.

My current work is optimistic, reflecting a sense of contentment with my home in Western North Carolina and my appreciation of the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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WNC Plein Air Painters

HOW IT STARTEDWNC Plein Air Painters was founded in 2003 in order to form a network of like-minded artists who enjoy landscape painting on location. WHO WE ARE Our group comprises amateur and professional artists regionally located in and around Asheville, NC. — From Charlotte to Boone to Franklin, NC. OUR MISSION Improve our painting skills both individually and as a group Forward the art careers of members Increase public awareness of plein air painting WHAT WE DO We paint together to hone…See More
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WNC Plein Air Painters

HOW IT STARTEDWNC Plein Air Painters was founded in 2003 in order to form a network of like-minded artists who enjoy landscape painting on location. WHO WE ARE Our group comprises amateur and professional artists regionally located in and around Asheville, NC. — From Charlotte to Boone to Franklin, NC. OUR MISSION Improve our painting skills both individually and as a group Forward the art careers of members Increase public awareness of plein air painting WHAT WE DO We paint together to hone…See More
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At 6:37am on August 24, 2011, Scott Boyle -admin said…
Brennen,  Nice page, you are going to have to teach how to do this.  I am assuming you just applied your code into the html option.

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WNC Plein Air Painters - 2016 Membership

WNCPAP, an Asheville based outdoor painting club is accepting new menbers for 2016.
 
Our first paint-out will be in April. Each month (April – Oct) we plan to have one paint-out at a location in or around Asheville. A tentative calendar is posted on the website and reminders will be sent via email before each…
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Posted on February 20, 2016 at 8:28am

WNC Plein Air Painters - 2016 Membership

WNCPAP, an outdoor painting club based in Asheville NC, is accepting new members for 2016.

Each month (April – Oct) we have one paint-out at a location in or around Asheville. Paint-outs are scheduled on Saturday mornings 9:30 – 12:00 Noon.

Membership is open to anyone who wants to paint-out with us. (There is no jurying process for membership.)

 

Starting this year we’re doing things a bit differently.

 

Everyone…

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Posted on January 2, 2016 at 6:32pm

 
 
 

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