Asheville, North CarolinaMy Website: www.brennenmcelhaney.com
Brennen McElhaney was born in 1968 in Santa Barbara, California. He studied fine art and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
In 2005, Brennen, along with his wife and their three children, relocated from Southern California to Western North Carolina. They live in Fletcher (near Asheville) NC. He is currently working on a series of landscape paintings of Western North Carolina, and the surrounding areas.
Farm at Gap Creek
View From Lookout Mountain. GA
River Bend, Chattanooga, TN
Winter Views - South Asheville
My paintings are a personal record, a visual journal of scenes that have caught my attention. My goal is to document the beauty that I see in the landscape, and create a record of my impression for others (and myself) to enjoy.
My artistic process relies heavily on observation — that is to say I trust my eyes to "tell" me what to put on the canvas, how to paint it, what is important, and what is not.
Recurring subject matter in my landscapes are mountains, trees, rivers and lakes, cityscapes and architecture.
My current work is optimistic, reflecting a sense of contentment with my home in Western North Carolina and my appreciation of the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains.