“P-town” by Jeny Brill

It is my intention to capture a moment in time and hold it with paint. The images I use transport me to a place in time where the combination of composition, color and light hold the viewer, like a place card or bookmark. I work primarily from photographs. Once I have chosen an image I set out to define perspective and line with my pencil. This becomes a skeleton for the painting. The composition is a series of layers. The background, or furthest part in the landscape, is where I begin to paint. Often this is the sky.
Painting the sky is freeing because of its abstract nature. No two skies are the same. The time of year, angle of the sun and time of day all need to be considered. When painting the sky I look with my heart more than my eyes. I want the paint to show how the sky feels at that moment. Often my work is a combination of organic and geometric imagery. The hard lines of a building reinforce the skies language while the organic lines of the landscape carry everything else in the composition. Like any good story, the sky is the introduction, the geometry tells us relevant points in the story and the organic landscape binds it all together.


size 18″ x 18″ x 1″
medium Acrylic
Price $700.00


Bio/CV

Jeny Brill
Raleigh, NC 
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.jenybrill.com
Instagram: @jenybrill

ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE:
Paint, Landscapes, mixed-media, shadow box environments, constructions with reused and found objects

EDUCATION:
UNITED ARTS COUNCIL Raleigh, NC
Summers 2009 and 2010, Arts Integration Institute
XAVIER UNIVERSITY Cincinnati, OH
MEd, 1993-1995, Masters in Elementary Education with a concentration in Montessori Education.
SKIDMORE COLLEGE Saratoga Springs, NY
B.S., 1979-1983, Concentration in Fine Art with a major in painting.
Member of Faculty Tenure Board for two years
Deans list two semesters.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY Boston, MA
1978, Independent undergraduate courses in Animation. Course work included extensive travel in Eastern Europe

EXHIBITIONS:
2020 Featured Artist, Lantanas Gallery, Southport, NC
2020 “2020 Bank of the Arts National Juried Exhibition”, Craven Arts Council, New Bern, NC
2020 “12×12 Member Exhibition”, Provincetown Art Assoc. & Museum Provincetown, MA
2020 “All Works Square”, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA
2020 “National Open Juried Exhibit, Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable, MA
2020 “For the Love of Art”, Bucks County Art & Cultural Center, PA
2020 “Fresh”, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
2020 “Digital, Mixed Media, Collage”, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2019 “It’s Still Political”, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2019 40th National Juried Art Show, Arts Council of Wayne County, NC
2019 LBIF Annual Art Exhibition, Long Beach Island, NJ
2019 RAW:Raleigh Impact, Raleigh, NC
2019 Persistence: A National Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Empowerment, Norfolk, VA
2005 Solo Exhibit, Sertoma Art Center, Raleigh, NC!

PUBLICATIONS: Peripheral ARTeries – Contemporary Art Review, 2019 Biennial Edition,

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
ARTSPACE Raleigh, NC
Summer 2020, Virtual class on painting with pastels for grades 6-8
UNITED ARTS COUNCIL Raleigh, NC
Fall 2019, Artist’s in Schools, Wake County Public School System, taught 15 workshops to an entire school on bookmaking
ARTSPACE Raleigh, NC
Fall 2019, Six week evening class for adults on bookmaking
ARTSPACE Raleigh, NC
Summer 2019, two week long camps for grades 6-8: The Art of Bookmaking & Painting with pastels.
MUSEUM OF LIFE AND SCIENCE Durham, NC
Spring 2019, Drawing on Nature homeschool class. This class concentrated on seeing art in nature.
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART Raleigh, NC
Fall 2018, As part of a special museum grant I created and taught lessons to support The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art exhibit.
TOTAL LIFE CENTER Raleigh, NC
Fall 2018, Taught a series of classes to seniors using a variety of mixed media that produced four 6’x4’ panels to be exhibited at Artspace in downtown Raleigh.
ARTSPACE Raleigh, NC
Summer 2018, Week long camps for 7-10 year olds. Teaching; “Play with Your Art: Toys from Around the World”. Having learned about toys from five continents the children will make their own examples using a variety of materials.
LOWER ELEMENTARY TEACHER
Heartwood Montessori, Cary, NC
February 2010 – June 2018
Grades 1-3, Lead teacher in a private Montessori school. Responsible for teaching all areas of the curriculum. Specialize in using art across the curriculum to support all types of learners. Implemented Spanish vocabulary to support the regular Montessori curriculum. Organized field trips, ordered materials, held parent conferences. Trained and supervise
classroom assistant. Mentored new teachers.
ART TEACHER
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Summer and Weekend programs 2010 – 2011
Taught a variety of art programs for the Museum’s parent child weekend programs as well as their Summer Camp to Upper Elementary and Middle School aged children.
ART TEACHER
Wake County Public Schools
Bridges Program, Mt. Vernon Campus – December 2007 – February 2010
Teach art to the entire student population at the Bridges Elementary School. This is a public school for special needs children. Attended the Arts Integration Institute, with the United Arts Council, Summer of 2009 and 2010.

http://www.jenybrill.com

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