Bronle Crosby is an abstract realist painter who lives and works in San Diego, CA. Her artistic goal is to invoke calm and contemplation. She paints focussed natural histories: close-up corners of the big picture of life, in subtle colors and painterly detail.
In addition, Ms. Crosby paints portraits by commission, teaches painting and figure drawing, and volunteers for and is on the board of ArtReach San Diego.
Bronle’s art education has been self-directed: a lifetime of every-chance-she-got classes with artists and teachers of drawing, painting, pastel, abstracts, and creative concepts.
When not working with heavy metal pigments and walnut oil, Bronle is reading and writing, cooking complexly delicious things, and enjoying paradise.
Bronle is married and has two adult children.
THESE PEOPLE OWN MY WORK
• Private Portfolio, Inc., La Jolla CA
• Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Fairbanks Ranch CA
• Rosemont Cottage Vacation Rentals, La Jolla CA
• San Diego Alzheimer’s Foundation, San Diego CA
• Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
• Private collectors throughout the United States
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
• Merryvale Winery, The Christopher Hill Galleries, April 2015
• Eggs & Feathers, San Diego Art Department, April 2014
• Contemplations, The Rose Gallery, November - December 2012
• Quiet Mind, Tranquil Heart, Via Fine Art, San Diego CA, November 2011
• Person, Place, or Thing, Seacrest Village Gallery, Encinitas, CA, Jan. - Feb. 2010
• Under The Same Sky, Balboa Park Centennial/SD History Center (Noel-Baza Fine Art), Jan. - Dec., 2015
• William D. Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial, Carlsbad CA, 2015 / 2013 / 2011
• Art San Diego|14 (Expo), (Via Fine Art), November 2014
• California Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, Aug. 2014
• Viewing the Landscape, Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego CA, December 2013
• La Jolla Athenaeum Annual Juried Show * Members’ Choice Award, La Jolla CA, Aug. 2013
• Shouts+Whispers, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, Sept. - Oct. 2012
• Museum of The Living Artist, San Diego CA, April - September 2012
• Contemporary Realism, Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido CA, May 2011
• Passion6, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, February 2011
• The Sketchbook Project (Brooklyn Arts Library’s Touring Exhibition), Art House Co-op, (Nationwide)
• Alzheimer’s Association ”Memories in the Making” (Art Auction) 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010
• ArtWalk, San Diego CA, April 2010
• Temptation6, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, February 2010
• Visual Expressions 2010, Temecula Valley Arts Council, February 2010
Artist in Residence San Diego History Center, Balboa Park Live Demos May 2015
ArtReach San Diego, Board Member
Whitman College, (BA)
Founding member, Art6west, a mastermind group