Bronle Crosby is an abstract realist painter who lives and works in San Diego, CA. 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 drawing, and is on the executive 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, and abstracts.
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
• The City of Coronado, Coronado CA
• Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Fairbanks Ranch CA
• Rosemont Cottage Vacation Rentals, La Jolla CA
• Private Portfolio, Inc., La Jolla CA
• San Diego Alzheimer’s Foundation, San Diego CA
• Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
• Private collectors in the United States, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands
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
• Salon at The Triton, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara CA, 2017
• 15-Minutes of Fame, San Diego Museum of Art, August 2015
• Museum of The Living Artist, San Diego CA, April-September 2012
• William D. Cannon Gallery Biennial, Carlsbad CA, 2017/2015 / 2013 / 2011
• Under The Same Sky, Balboa Park Centennial/SD History Center (Noel-Baza Fine Art), Jan. - Dec., 2015
• 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 * Members’ Choice Award, La Jolla CA, Aug. 2013
• Shouts+Whispers, India Street Gallery, San Diego CA, Sept. - Oct. 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 Assoc., ”Memories in the Making” (Invitational Auction) 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 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, Executive Board Member
Whitman College, (BA)
Founding member, TWA, a mastermind group
Founding member, Art6west, a mastermind group