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Archive for June, 2010

East Meets Southwest

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Member Twig, www.twigboston.com has invited noted Santa Fe impressionist Joseph Breza to exhibit his remarkable work at their Charles St Location during the latter half of June 2010.

Joseph Breza is extremely accomplished, being exhibited and collected internationally.   Breza is known for his use of color and bold brushstroke in brillant Impressionistic landscapes, garden still lifes and scenes from France, Italy, and New Mexico.   Between 1984-1985, Joseph Breza studied under renowned artist Richard Goetz at the Art Students League, N.Y.

In His Own Words: “Each artist creates his own language in color. I consider color to be the foremost component of my painting. By laying down large fields and flattening them out in some areas, I can draw out strong planes of color from the image. I am always experimenting. Sometimes I lay down thin washes to catch the power of the idea more quickly. I like to observe the reflections on a pond in the Spring and Fall. Winter interests me because  the snow creates big, abstract areas. The more I get into the art, the more depth I find. The simplest idea, like Cezanne’s apples, is sometimes the most incredible.”

Also on display will be beautiful flowers, unique gift products.

A Feast for the Eyes!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Grayson Handy is the creative director of New York’s Prudence Designs and Events, www.prudencedesigns.net.

He is the co-author of a gorgeous new designer book. Flowers for the Home,
Inspirations from the World Over by Prudence Designs.

Showcased are 100 simple and stylish floral arrangements for both everyday and special occasions that have been shaped by Handy’s worldwide travels. These floral designs are inspired by cultures and traditions from such far-flung places as China, the tropical rain forest, the English countryside, and the American South.

Making Flowers Into Perfume

Monday, June 14th, 2010

We here at BBrooks are mostly, obviously, concerned with yummy flowers in a vase. But, this is a great article from The Times about the path flowers take when they are being turned into artisan perfumes.

The Wow Factor!

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Long time member Roberto James Floral & Event Design, www.robertjameschicago.com created the exquisite Snow Lily headdress for this stunning cover image of Vanessa Williams for Rouge magazine, December 2009.