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 Brett Weaver  (1973 - )

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Lived/Active: Tennessee      Known for: plein-air landscape paintings

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Evening Light (Silver Linings), 2007, 0il, 40 x 50 inches
An example of work by Brett Weaver
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Biography from Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Designs:

Tennessee native Brett Weaver (b. 1973) works as a full time artist, focusing on plein air landscapes, painting in a representational style inspired by the early American Impressionists.  From small field studies to their translation into larger studio pieces, he works tirelessly creating works that express his fascination with nature and the beauty of creation. Weaver’s hard work and growth as an artist are reflected through recent achievements including the Second Place award at the 11th Annual Carmel Arts Festival and selection among ’21 under 31’ emerging artist in the September 2004 Issue of Southwest Art Magazine.

Being advised to choose a secure career path, Weaver selected a career in civil engineer prior to becoming a full time artist.  After completing his education at Tennessee Technological University and working as an engineer for six years, the constant desire to paint and the growing need for a more fulfilling career led him to resign his engineering position and set up a studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he spent six months re-evaluating the focus of his painting.

Through intensive study of the works and methods of Edgar Payne and John Carlson, and other well-respected landscape painters, he has obtained a fresh approach to his own work in the use of color, massing, composition, and other basic principles.  His engineering background also provides for a more complete understanding of composition through mathematical principals of force and balance, which are then expanded through artistic creativity.

As a frequent traveler, Weaver roams the country, seeking out the wide-open spaces and distant landscapes that give balance and strength to his own paintings.  His travels bring new experiences and opportunities and help to add freshness and variety to his works.

Weaver continues to pursue excellence in his work through a simple, honest and direct approach.  He has recently completed workshops with Scott Christensen, Ralph Oberg, and George Strickland. Other influences and favorite artists include Joaquin Sorolla, John Singer Sargent, Frederick Mulhaupt and William Wendt.  Weaver is an artist member of PAP-SE (Plein Air Painters of the Southeast) and RMPAP (Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters), Professional member of the NAPPAP (National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters), and an associate member of OPA (Oil Painters of America).

Magazine References:
Nashville Arts, November 2008, “No Billboards, No Way” by Mary Unobsky

December 2008-February 2009:
Brett Weaver: Distant Landscapes, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Fall 2008:
One Day Plein Air Workshop, Shuptrine Fine Art Group/Gold Leaf Designs and Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Spring 2008:
One Day Plein Air Workshop, Shuptrine Fine Art Group/Gold Leaf Designs and Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

February- April, 2008:
Tennessee Landscapes, Shuptrine Fine Art Group/Gold Leaf Designs and Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

October 19 & 20, 2007:
Plein Air Workshop, Gold Leaf Designs and Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 2006:
Easton Plein Air Paintout, Maryland

April–June, 2006:
New Works, Gold Leaf Designs & Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

April, 2006:
Article in American Art Collector, “Painting the Golden Isles”

April, 2006:
PAP-SE Group Show, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia
November 4, 2005: Show of New Works at Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia

September, 2005:
Selected by Robert MacNamara Foundation for a six-week Residency Program in Maine

September, 2005:
Central Park Paintout, New York, New York

September, 2005:
PAP-SE Paintout and Show, Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia. Awarded Certificate of Excellence.

March 31, 2005:
PAP-SE Show, Quinlan Visual Art Center, Gainesville, Georgia - Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence.

March 12-15, 2005:
12th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, California

April 15, 2005:
Plein Air Show, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, North Carolina 

February 2, 2005:
Monhegan Island Show, Cumberland Society of Painters, Liepers Creek Gallery

December, 2004:
Monhegan Show, Richland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

October 15, 2004:
One Man Show, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia September,

Southwest Art Magazine, “21 Under 31” Emerging Artists

September 27, 2004:
PAP-SE show, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, Georgia

September 4-11, 2004:
Painting Monhegan Island, Maine with Cumberland Society of Painters. Works also exhibited at Richland Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee.

August 28-29, 2004:
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Estes Park 2004 Paintout and Show; Snowfire and Loch Vale Fine Art Galleries, Colorado

May 13-16, 2004:
11th Annual Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA; Awarded 2nd Place for Robinson Canyon

November 7, 2003:
Spectrum, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee

October 2003:
Two-man show, Gold Leaf Design and Gallery; Southside Grill, Chattanooga, Tennessee

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