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Brennen McElhaney is a versatile fine artist specializing in landscape and portrait painting, illustration and graphic design.

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, he studied at the the Rhode Island School of Design where he earned a BFA in 1990.

In 2005 he relocated to Western North Carolina. He lives in Fletcher (near Asheville) with his wife, their three children and "Jack" the dog.

He is currently working on a series of landscape paintings of Western North Carolina and the surrounding areas.

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Profile Summary:
Painting Fletcher, NC
Illustration Fletcher, NC
More About Me
Family, Languages, BMX, Carpentry, Bonsai, Painting, Drawing, Sketching
Work Experience:
Big Dog Sportswear
Oodles Unlimited, LLC
FastPivot (YDesigns)
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Water Company
Rhode Island School of Design - BFA 1990
Organizations / Affilations:
Asheville Creative Services Group
Brennen McElhaney is located in Fletcher, NC and has the following skills: Painting, Illustration
Art / Creative
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Category: Art / Creative
My painting process relies heavily on observation, but I also utilize memory, imagination and experimentation to arrive at a resolved work. My work is in a tradition of historic painters of impressionism and realism, but I strive to create something fresh and contemporary that speaks to our times.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Rhode Island School of Design - BFA
Years Experience: 22


Category: Art / Creative
Illustration is an image that is made to go along with text (article, book, manual etc.)
Relevant Education / Credentials
Rhode Island School of Design - BFA Illustration 1990
Years Experience: 20