BRONLE CROSBY

 

Artist Biography

Bronle Crosby is an abstract realist painter who lives and works in San Diego, California. Her artistic goal is to invoke calm and contemplation. She paints focused natural histories that capture moments of transition: close-up corners of the big picture of life, in subtle colors and painterly detail. Bronle also paints portraits by commission, teaches painting and drawing, and is on the executive board of ArtReach San Diego.

When not working with heavy metal pigments, canvas, and walnut oil Bronle is reading, writing, cooking, and enjoying paradise.

Artist Statement

We all hope for connection, to somehow touch the infinite. Actors call it Being In The Moment. Some people call it Flow.

By any name, ‘It’ is that elusive sense of oneness that silences yearning and stops the clock. It allows us to know here and now. 

When we’re there, we use our expertise and creativity in harmony. It is the state we all hope for from education, meditation, and vacation. It is what I hope for every time I pick up a brush.
 
My paintings are moments of transition: the widening ripples on the pond between raindrops; the brief, potent interaction of blossom and bee; the breath before the bubble shatters; the moment before the egg releases the chick. 
 
Blink, and the moment passes. The paint holds on to it. 

Exhibitions

Solo

2015 April, Merryvale Winery, The Christopher Hill Galleries, St. Helena, California
2014 April, Eggs & Feathers, San Diego Art Department, San Diego, California
2012 November - December, Contemplations, The Rose Gallery
2011 November, Quiet Mind, Tranquil Heart, Via Fine Art, San Diego, California
2010 January - February, Person, Place, or Thing, Seacrest Village Gallery, Encinitas, California

Group

2017 Salon at the Triton
2015 Fifteen Minutes of Fame, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
2012 April - September, Museum of the Living Artist

2018 April - May, Seventeen on Being 17, William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, California
2018 February - March, Music for Your Eyes, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Exhibition, Santa Ana, California
2017 William D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial, Carlsbad, California 2015 January - December, Under The Same Sky, Balboa Park Centennial/SD History Center (Noel-Baza Fine Art), San Diego, California
2015 William D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial, Carlsbad, California2015 Balboa Park Live Demos, Artist in Residence, San Diego History Center, San Diego, California2014 November, Art San Diego|Expo, (Via Fine Art), November 2014
2014 August, California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
2013 December, Viewing the Landscape, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, California
2013 August, La Jolla Athenaeum Annual * Members’ Choice Award, La Jolla, California2013 William D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial, Carlsbad, California
2012 September - October, Shouts+Whispers, India Street Gallery, San Diego, California
2011 May, Contemporary Realism, Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, California
2011 February, Passion6, India Street Gallery, San Diego, California2011 William D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial, Carlsbad, California
2010 - 2015 Alzheimer’s Association ”Memories in the Making” (Art Auction) 
2010 February, Temptation6, India Street Gallery, San Diego, CaliforniaThe Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Arts Library (Nationwide Touring Exhibition), Brooklyn, New York

Collectors

The John D. Spreckels Center, City of Coronado, California
Private Portfolio, Inc., La Jolla California
Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Fairbanks Ranch, California
Rosemont Cottage Vacation Rentals, La Jolla, California
San Diego Alzheimer’s Foundation, San Diego, California
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
Private collectors throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe