Bregelle Whitworth Davis2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
Painting – Acrylic on Canvas
20 x 10 inches
Intent to Purchase
Sketch – Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 10 inches
Starting at $275.00
About the Artist
Bregelle Whitworth Davis was raised in Sugar City, Idaho, where she grew up spending much of her time in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. There, she gained a great appreciation for fine art inside galleries and outside in the wonders of nature. Bregelle attended BYU-Idaho, where she finished a bachelor's degree in illustration. She now resides in the Salt Lake City. Although skilled in other mediums, Davis' true passion lies in acrylic. Her style is meant to resemble silk screening, but has the rich texture of a painting. In her unique neo-pop art style, she limits her palette to three precise colors to capture the life and energy of the subject.
What artist inspires you? Why?
I remember the best part of traveling to Yellowstone as a child was seeing Thomas Moran's color sketches in the museum at Mammoth. I was so impressed that he was able to represent the beauty of Yellowstone with such simplicity. At that time in my life I began to look to my father's sculpting style, as well as other traditional artists in the galleries of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I still draw inspiration from artist works found in galleries; along with great artists such as Thomas Moran, Andy Warhol, Alphonse Mucha, Norman Rockwell, and current illustrators; they have taught me how to simplify an image to emphasize the most important part of a painting.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
There are two things that inspire a new painting: color and subject. Sometimes a color combination comes first, but most of the time it is the decision of which animal to paint next. I spend a great deal of time observing and photographing reference for my paintings. By doing this I am able to experience my subjects, their personality, and the environment around them. When I paint an animal, I am not just trying to paint a beautiful image. I also want to create a moment in time, where the animal's personality shines through.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Last year I had the opportunity to visit Datong and Beijing, China. Inspiration was everywhere, from the centuries of culture, architecture, and art to the wilderness taking over parts of the Great Wall and the little birds that were everywhere. It was fascinating to experience the colors of China and to learn the significance of each color within the culture.