ARTISANS & agency – Brian Rounds

1368 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, 95060
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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Full run of show Dec 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Artisans & Agency is pleased to present the new works from Brian Rounds for the month of December.

Artist Statement:

Art has the power to instill within us a sense of belonging. I grew up in the Bay Area where rapid suburban development resulted in a dichotomous landscape--places of commerce and consumption intermixed with patches of land left somewhat wild. While "the grid" provides certain benefits, the trails, creeks and forests of the foothills present something indispensable--a respite from the culture of commodity and a much needed contact with the ancient and nameless. My landscape paintings offer a sanctuary, a meditation, a point from which one can follow along and perhaps lose oneself among the contours of nature. So begins the process of building up a small reflection of the world before me--a throughly absorbing task urged on by gradual and changing passage of light. Through the act of painting outdoors, I hope to express the unique and mysterious pull that landscape holds when we feel connected to it.

About the Artist:

Brian Rounds is an artist living in Santa Cruz, CA. He can be found in the wooded areas or along the beaches, painting en plein air.

Brian can be reached via email at, or through his instagram page, @b.rounds.

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