Cathedral Grove

Cathedral Grove

This is a limited edition giclee by Bretty Varney. The colors in this and many of his other pieces are so vibrant, but they work so well together. The colors really pop of the paper. He also hand glues the gold foiling that he adds into every print. We framed this with a matching gold under mat and a black mat on top. We then added a subtle gold frame to finish it off. SOLD. Can be ordered upon request.

Home Coming

Home Coming

This is a limited edition giclee by Brett Varney. He uses bright colors and actual gold foiling. We framed this with a gold mat to match the foiling with a black mat on top. We then used a subtle gold frame around it. SOLD. Can be ordered upon request.

Slope Style

Slope Style

This is a limited edition giclee by Brett Varney. He uses bright colors and actual gold foiling. We framed this with a gold mat to match the foiling with a black mat on top. We then used a subtle gold frame around it. SOLD. Can be ordered upon request.

Brett Varney

 

 

My inspiration is born from the works of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists - Think Van Gogh meets Kandinsky at Gustave Klimt’s house. I am fascinated by the ability of intense color and texture of line to convey an emotional expression from the artist to the viewer. Working with vivid color oil pastel, I create images that are recognizable to welcome the viewer into the scene. 

By using the hand cut metallic leaf on some of my works , I have stepped up the energy level of these pieces with the reflective brilliance that only a metallic surface can provide. I draw because it makes me feel good and energized, and I want the viewer to experience that same energy that inspires me to create. My use of black outlines around the shapes are deliberate and necessary and intend only to define and intensify the emotion of my work. My imagery is taken from my travels and from my mind’s eye. I want a finished work that I can proudly say purely represents my vision.

 

My artistic background begins with illustrating a magazine named “Corny”  in grade 5 - it had a distribution of one, myself. My family and I were involved in the art industry from early on. We sold hand-coloured etchings and pastel drawings by my step-mother to galleries and directly to the public at various arts festivals. After graduation (1988) from the University of Washington in Seattle, where I grew up, I moved to Bellingham WA. My full-time art started there. I originally specialized in original serigraph printmaking. In 1997, I took up oil pastel drawing as my medium of choice and discovered a new freedom of drawing spontaneously versus the meticulously planned out serigraph stencil making and printing.

 

 

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Herring Art & Frame
2002 2nd St. SW Rochester, MN 55902     507-288-4339
Home Coming

This is a limited edition giclee by Brett Varney. He uses bright colors and actual gold foiling. We framed this with a gold mat to match the foiling with a black mat on top. We then used a subtle gold frame around it. SOLD. Can be ordered upon request.