Sunday, December 9, 2018

December 2018 News

Hi Folks!
I hope December finds you well and happy. As 2018 draws to a close, I wanted to let you know what's been going on in my world.

As some of you all ready know, I have been trying to figure out how to spend more time with my family in the Kansas City area, who have suffered some recent health setbacks. Unfortunately, my Mom recently suffered her second stroke in less than two years, which has hastened my plans for balancing my time between Portland and the Midwest. In a few weeks I will be traveling to Kansas City to spend the holidays, assess my folks situation, and look into lining up art shows in the KC area. Most likely I will be spending longer periods of time there more frequently, which will require me to set up an art studio, so that I can continue working on various art projects in Portland and Kansas City. Of course, this will be much more financially challenging, and so I am asking for a little help: if you have been interested in purchasing an original painting, it would be extremely helpful as I prepare for a big life transition. Here are a few ways you can help me out (and aquire some new art in the process!)

If you live in Portland, my abstract paintings are on view at The Carina Lounge, located at 410 NW 21st. Ave (hours are 4:30pm-11pm, Tuesday-Sunday) If you are interested in a painting there, contact me and we can make arrangements. The show will come down in mid-January, and work will be available for pick up at that time.

Also in Portland, I will be having an open studio sale on Sunday, December 16th, from 1pm-6pm at 1974 SE 20th Ave. (at the intersection of SE 20th and SE Harrison)

If you live outside of Portland, I have many paintings listed in my online shop, and in  the shop of my collaborative project, Fancy Mammal. Also for more pictures of works in progress, visit my Instagram page.

And finally, if you just want to make a financial donation, you may do so here.

Thank you all for your support and encouragement during this challenging time, and best wishes for a happy and loving holiday season.

All the Best,
Brent

Sunday, September 9, 2018

October Show of Abstract Works



Please join me this October 4th for what will be my last big show in Portland for a while. This will consist  of my recent larger abstract paintings from the last several years. It is a fund raiser for an art residency in the Kansas City Area, so that I may spend time with my family, who have had some recent health setbacks. Show will run through the month of October, hope to see you there!

I will also be having several open studio sales this fall,  and will post more info soon. And of course I am putting lots of works in my online shop if you can't make it the show or open studio dates.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

New Abstract Works and New Horizons


 I have lived in Portland, Oregon, for the past twenty years, since August of 1997 to be exact. During this time I cut my teeth as a painter, developing my style and creative voice over the long rain-soaked winters of the Pacific Northwest. It has become a familiar and beloved place for me, with many friends and fond memories.

Last year my Mom suffered a stroke, and though she has almost fully recovered, it was a reminder to me of how fleeting life can be, and more importantly, the value of spending time with loved ones while they are still here. With that I decided to figure out how to spend more time with my family in the Midwest. I knew it would be challenging to split my time  and maintain a functioning studio and day job between two places that are 1500 miles apart (most of my family lives in the Kansas City Area.)

So I have decided to have a show in Portland of my abstract paintings this fall to raise funds to do an art residency in my hometown of Kansas city. I will need to find a live/work space, some sort of a reliable vehicle, and materials for doing a body of artwork while I am there. This will allow me to continue making and selling my art while I'm there, and also have a show of the work I produce during my residency. Most likely the residency will happen in the Winter/spring of 2019.

If you are interested in helping me make this happen, there are several ways to help out. I will be putting most of my available paintings (some smaller abstracts and a wide assortment of other works) in my shop. The Larger abstracts will not be available until the time of the portland show.

Also, if you are interested in making a monetary donation, you can do so at paypal.me/brentwear  (you don't need a paypal account to do this)

And finally, My collaborative project Fancy Mammal has original works and prints for sale too, and you can find it all here.

This has been a very challenging and emotional decision to make, but the more I figure the logistics out, it should be possible to keep my place in my adopted home of Oregon while spending priceless time with my family and  still produce art. I will be posting more info about the Portland show soon, along with works going up in my online shop. Thank you for your interest and support for my work!

All the Best,
Brent



Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Fancy Mammal Show at Redux




So I am at it again with my alter ego Fancy Mammal, which consists of myself and Kirsten Moore making mysterious animal-themed works with ink and paint. Kirsten and I have been dear friends and collaborators for the last 10 years, and with this show we have displayed how our different styles have evolved, meshed and become their own. Please join Kirsten and I as we open our new show (featuring more corvid tomfoolery) this Friday, June 2nd. Here are all the details!

LIGHT FUSE AND FLY AWAY: CROWS PLAYING WITH FIRE
Redux 811 E. Burnside Street Ste 116, Portland, Oregon
Opening: 2 June 2017 6p – 9p (a little later if people keep coming)


Regular hours: Monday-Saturday 11-7 Sunday 11-5
Show runs through 31 July 2017
reduxpdx.com


Not in Portland? Redux will ship paintings. We will be posting them on our instagram. And as always we will be posting new work and prints in our Etsy shop.

Monday, February 20, 2017


Hello and happy (almost) Spring! I have been busy with several art projects, including my ongoing collaborative works with Kirsten Moore, AKA Fancy Mammal. We are super-exited about our recent works and have a show opening this Thursday 2/23 at Living Room Realty (see flyer below for all the details) If you are out of town or can't make it, we will have prints and originals available on our online shop. If you are interested in joining the Fancy Mammal email list, you can do so by going here.

Hope you are well, and here's to warmer days on the way!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cards, Prints and Original works available from Fancy Mammal

Hello and happy December! I wanted to let you know that the collaborative project I have been doing with Kirsten Moore now has a name and it's own shop, called Fancy Mammal. We have Blank cards , prints, and of course original works available. We will be having a show in late January of new works, and I will have more info as it get closer. In the meantime here are the links to the shop and Instagram page:

Fancy Mammal online shop

Fancy Mammal Instagram

OK, that's about it for now, I will be posting a progress report on my abstract works soon. Happy Holidays!





Monday, November 16, 2015

New Show of Collaborative Works

   I have a new show up featuring collaborative works with Kirsten Moore at  Johnny Sole,  located at 815 SW Alder in Downtown Portland Oregon. These are mixed media works done with ink and acrylic paint, part of an evolution of works Kirsten and I have been doing over the past few years. Below are several images of new works that will be at the show, and I will be posting more photos of works with dimensions and prices soon (to decrease confusion, I will not be listing the originals in my online shop, but if you can't make it to the show and are interested in something, you can contact me about availability) You can also take a look at Kirsten's website for more images of new work.

The show will run through early January and Kirsten and I will be making lots of new affordable works and prints. The official first thursday event will happen on December 3,  at which time I will also be showing a large installation of new abstract paintings (more about that soon!)