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Bill Brody

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Each summer I go deep into the wilderness of Alaska's mountains to paint. I spend my time chasing light and dancing shadow, trying to capture the dynamic richness of this spare and wonderful northern landscape.

Working in the endless light of the arctic summer is my wellspring; it grounds me for the flights of introspection which occupy me in the studio during the majority of the year when it is too cold to paint outside. I reflect on my summer experiences when I make prints, computer animations and intensely colored paintings, fusing the figure with the landscape.

This cycle of renewal has been repeated and refined over a number of years. My memories of the summer provide a concrete grounding for the work I do during the winter, and the insights and technical experiences gained each winter are reflected in turn the next summer. The intensity of the wilderness experience fuels my embrace of virtual reality.


Cathedral Cloud Mystery Falcon Valley Gates of the Valley
Cathedral
Oil on canvas
36 x 60 in
Aichilik River
June, 1990
Cloud Mystery
Oil on canvas
72 x 40 in
Hulahula River
July, 1996
Falcon Valley
Oil on canvas
72 x 44 in
Jago River
July, 1995

Gates of the Valley
Oil on canvas
71 x 44 in
Upper Marsh Fork, Canning River
July, 1993

 

Rushing from the Glacier to the Lake Scoter Canyon Veil Spring Awakening

Rushing from the Glacier to the Lake
Oil/alkyd on canvas
44 x 72 in
Lake Peters
1991

 

Scoter Canyon
Oil on canvas
44 x 72 in
Hulahula River
July, 1996
Veil
Oil on canvas
72 x 44 in
Hulahula River
July, 1997
Spring Awakening
Oil/alkyd on canvas
44 x 72 in
Lake Peters
July, 1991
Hillside Rock Fall/Flower Fall Counterpoint Magic Valley
Hillside
Woodcut on acrylic on fabric
60 x 30 in
Jago River
July, 1995
Rock Fall/Flower Fall
Oil on canvas
44 x 72 in
Lower Marsh Fork, Canning River
July, 1994
Counterpoint
Oil on canvas
72 x 44 in
Lower Marsh Fork, Canning River
July, 1994
Magic Valley
Oil on canvas
60 x 36 in
Aichilik River
June, 1990
       
Artwork ©1990-2007 by Bill Brody. Used with permission of the artist.