Bronle Crosby


Artist Biography

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.

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. 


• 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


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

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

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