My canvases make reference to places in nature: a forest, a garden, a tree, evoking a keen awareness of cyclical growth and decay, spontaneity and restraint, to make visible the invisible.
With gestural brushwork, drawing into fields of vibrant color, I want to pull the viewer into rich, lush surfaces, dynamic lyrical organic forms. My own movement and marks on the canvas suggest that of a branch moving in the wind, or the river flowing by my house in New Mexico, in joyful celebration of life. Passages of pure painting, impasto or glazes, offer themselves as touchstones for another reality - glimpses of "What is behind it All". Luminous Color, defies traditional definitions of Impressionism or Expressionism. With lyrical eloquence and amorphous symbolism I invoke and reach for visual manifestations of a spiritual reality prompted by intrinsic forces of nature.
To paint “light and be light” is my desire and focus. My process of painting is to go into the depth of my being, respond and manifest what appears to be the truth with color and brushwork. I surrender to what I did not “know” before.
I have lived in Santa Fe New Mexico since 1990, and have consistently exhibited and sold my work in Santa Fe, Houston, Boston, Denver and Europe since 1989.
1988 MFA University of CO in Boulder. Studies with Chuck Forseman, Luis Eades, Linda Herritt, & Frank Sampson Master painting class with Sam Scott
1986 BFA with honors University of CO in Boulder
1990 - 1996 New Mexico Highlands University. Assistant Professor of Art in Painting, Drawing and Art Appreciation
1987 - 1990 University of CO in Boulder
Instructor in Painting and Drawing
Teaching seminars in Italy and my studio in New Mexico
2018 Brigitte Bruggemann Studio, Ilfeld NM, visits welcome
2017 Art Santa Fe 2017
2014 to 2015 Brigitte Brüggemann Studio/Gallery Canyon road, Santa Fe
2014 Artist in Residency Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
2013-2014 Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver CO
2011 Mill Fine Art, Santa Fe NM
2009-2011 Lakind Fine Art, Santa Fe NM
2006-2008 Waxlander Gallery Santa Fe NM
2004-2006 Carlisle Fine Art, Santa Fe NM
2000–2003 Brűggemann Contemporary, Santa Fe NM
For more information about this artist:
Artist Contact: 575-421-3236
You can also see her work at Winterowd Fine Art www.fineartsantafe.com