Brennie Brackett has been faithful to the pastel medium for over 20 years. The immediacy and brilliant colors natural to the pastel medium are a perfect fit for the range of emotions and interpretations she brings to life through her subject matter. A mix of still life and animal subject matter tell stories that are exquisitely beautiful, real and intriguing. A remarkable mastery of the pastel medium combined with an ability to tap into the mystery and inner secrets of her subjects is brought to life from her intuition, instincts, heart and hands.
In 2002, Brackett was awarded the status of Master Pastellist in the Pastel Society of America in New York City. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, of the Society of Western Artists, and the Marin Society of Artists. She has been the recipient of numerous awards in regional, national and international exhibitions. Recent publications of Brennie’s work include The Pastel Journal, Artist’s Magazine, and Pure Color; The Best of Pastel (North Light Books), Les Maitres du Pastel; Le Livre 2011, Diverti Publications and Pastel and Pencil Artists of the South Mendocino and North Sonoma Coasts. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.