Longtime Artist. Abstract painter, maker of quirky drawings, mobile photographer. Teacher of painting and drawing. Single parent of my awesome daughter.
Had to give up the studio for financial and single parenting reasons over a year ago. Stopped dead for several months then began drawing again. While taking photos for source material I rediscovered photography (photo major in art school), soon after I got my iphone... meanwhile working to create an online presence and getting my work back out into the world.
All this lead me to mobile photography/art which is now my primary medium. An ipad allows me to mix drawing, painting and photography together with ease and it is taking my work into new directions. Also the perfect studio for a single parent!
I've always liked small scale work - In the early 90's I walked into a NY gallery full of huge paintings - all except one. That painting, no bigger than 8x10, (by Jake Berthot) was the most monumental painting in the group to my eyes. Photographs are intimate in nature. Prints do not need to be huge in order to speak volumes. I be believe this to be true of most artworks.
my work can be seen at iphoneartgallery - http://www.iphoneart.com/Blackbulb
Have an art blog (pictures only) - http://blackbulbstudio.tumblr.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/BrettatBlackBulbStudio
I earned a B.F.A. degree in photography with a minor in art history from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986 and a B.F.A. degree in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1989. I went on to earn a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies in literature, creative writing, art, philosophy and theology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt. in 1999.