Bronle Crosby

 

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. 

Artist Resume

Bronle Crosby paints portraits and creates focused natural histories that capture moments of transition. When not in the studio, Bronle teaches drawing and painting, and is on the board of ArtReach San Diego.

CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTORS

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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO
• Merryvale Winery, The Christopher Hill Galleries, April 2015
• Eggs & Feathers, San Diego Art Department, April 2014
• Contemplations, The Rose Gallery, November – December 2012
• Quiet Mind, Tranquil Heart, Via Fine Art, San Diego CA, November 2011
• Person, Place, or Thing, Seacrest Village Gallery, Encinitas, CA, Jan. – Feb. 2010

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

GROUP
• Seventeen on Being 17, William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA, April  – May 2018
• Music for Your Eyes, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Exhibition, Santa Ana, CA, Feb. – Mar. 2018

• William D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial, Carlsbad CA, 2017 / 2015 / 2013 / 2011
• Under The Same Sky, Balboa Park Centennial/SD History Center (Noel-Baza Fine Art), Jan. – Dec., 2015
• Art San Diego|Expo, (Via Fine Art), November 2014
• California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 2014
• Viewing the Landscape, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego CA, December 2013
• La Jolla Athenaeum Annual * Members’ Choice Award, La Jolla CA, Aug. 2013
• Shouts+Whispers, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, Sept. – Oct. 2012
• Contemporary Realism, Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido CA, May 2011
• Passion6, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, February 2011
• The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-op, Brooklyn Arts Library (Nationwide Touring Exhibition)
• Alzheimer’s Association ”Memories in the Making” (Art Auction) 2010-2015
• Temptation6, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, February 2010

Artist in Residence San Diego History Center, Balboa Park Live Demos 2015