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Holiday News from the Studios of Contemplative Artist Brian Sylvester

It’s been some time since I’ve written a blog post, and a lot has happened over the past six months.  It’s true, sometimes life knocks you off of your regular stride and forces you to rethink things.  As an artist, this usually allows for an outpouring of creativity, and in my case, a new direction […]

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Win This Canvas!

If you follow my Facebook page, you may already be aware that I have been working on a new canvas that will be raffled off to help support my local arts organization, The Chaffee Arts Center, in Rutland, Vermont. I did two live painting sessions at the local farmers market to start the canvas off […]

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A Slight Change In Plans and Into the New Year

Sometimes the first impression is the right one. Last week, I was talking about the 16″ x 16″ canvas that I had just finished up in preparation for the January 5 deadline at the Southern Vermont Arts Center.  Since then, I have decided to go back to my original plan and do two 16″ x 20″ wood […]

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New Space and New Work

This week was spent working on a new piece that will be submitted to the 20th Annual Winter Member’s Exhibition starting January 14 at the Southern Vermont Arts Center  It’s the first time I’ve put color down since the move. I had originally started in on a new wood panel, but decided to go with […]

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Lately, I have developed a fondness for wood.  Some of my recent favorite pieces are the large 24″ x 48″ that I did some time ago.  I also just recently finished the rectangular table for my friend, and I have recently purchased a few 18″ x 24″ panels. There is something about the solidness of […]

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Spring Sale – One Week Only!

After many months of planning, Somerville Open Studios has come and gone for 2011.  The event was a great success all the way around.  Hundreds of art lovers walked through my studio this past weekend, and I had the opportunity to meet many people and talk about my work. As a token of my appreciation […]

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