Brian Kliewer

Art is my life

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Brian Kliewer Shared a Photo 
15 days ago 
Tough painting to photograph. Finally got an image good enough to use on social media for my upcoming show.
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Brian Kliewer Shared a Photo 
19 days ago 
https://faso.com/boldbrush/painting/179997 July Boldbrush Competition entry
 
Brian Kliewer 19 days ago
https://faso.com/boldbrush/painting/179997

 
Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
25 days ago 
Second Story Story by Brian Kliewer
Oil 24 x 20
 
The title comes from one of my favorite episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. This house always reminded me of Mary's house in the show and I'd often walk by this place on the way to school when I was a boy.
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
28 days ago 
Cat Crossing by Brian Kliewer
Oil 24 x 18
 
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Debojyoti Boruah 27 days ago
This is so nice.The strolling cat really enhanced the beauty of this painting.
Debojyoti Boruah 27 days ago
This is so nice.The strolling cat really enhanced the beauty of this painting.
Brian Kliewer 14 days ago
Thank you, Debojyoti.

 
Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
28 days ago 
Summer Glade by Brian Kliewer
Oil 6 x 8
 
 

 
Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Day Trippers by Brian Kliewer
Oil 30 x 30
 
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Brian Kliewer 1 month ago
Pemaquid Point is such a great place. Almost too scenic.
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
To Tread the Air Above the Din by Brian Kliewer
Oil 30 x 30
 
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Maine Farm At Dusk by Brian Kliewer
Oil 12 x 24
 
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Corner Store by Brian Kliewer
Oil 24 x 20
 
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Visitation by Brian Kliewer
Oil 24 x 36
 
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Apparition by Brian Kliewer
Oil 24 x 12
 
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Debojyoti Boruah 2 months ago
Love the way you paint the bark of the tree in impressionistic style.
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Louise Borton 2 months ago
love this!
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Wyeth's Shadow by Brian Kliewer
Oil 20 x 24
 
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Brian Kliewer Shared a Photo 
2 months ago 
Wyeth's Shadow 2024" oil on canvas
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Brian Kliewer Shared a Photo 
3 months ago 
"Deer Season" 2436" oil on canvas. Had to turn the painting on its side to get even lighting. This is better.
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Evanescence by Brian Kliewer
Oil 20 x 24
 
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Water View by Brian Kliewer
Oil 36 x 24
 
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Pejj NUNES 3 months ago
Fabulous! Wow! Just wow! Pejj
Brian Kliewer 3 months ago
Thank you, Pejj! I'm still getting used to FASO social. The tree stump is what's left of a favorite tree from my childhood. This is my old neighborhood.
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Autumn Light by Brian Kliewer
Oil 14 x 11
 
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Brian Kliewer 3 months ago
One of those late fall days when the air is getting crisp, and the light and shadows are so dramatic.
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Pejj NUNES 3 months ago
Love the light and shadows! That is great mastery!
Brian Kliewer 3 months ago
Thank you, Pejj!
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Brian Kliewer Shared a Photo 
4 months ago 
Got word my painting "Talbot Avenue" was selected for the FAV15% in the Boldbrush Competition for February. Thank you FASO! I'll keep trying. That's my brother in the painting, by the way.
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Kenneth Bryant 3 months ago
Interesting composition. Keep going!
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Sagnik Biswas 3 months ago
Congratulations!
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Pejj NUNES 3 months ago
Congratulations! That is fantastic!
Brian Kliewer 3 months ago
Thank you all for the likes and comments!!

 
Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Presence Framed by Brian Kliewer
42.5 x 30.5
 
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Brian Kliewer 4 months ago
Tricky to get a good image of both painting and frame. This is a compromise.
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Vic Mastis 4 months ago
How moving!!
Brian Kliewer 4 months ago
Thank you, Vic!
Pejj NUNES 4 months ago
Mast Cove! Cool! Love her! Love your work! And Thanks for checking me out! Best wishes! Pejj
Brian Kliewer 4 months ago
Than you, Pejj! I appreciate it. Yes,Jean's great!
Pejj NUNES 4 months ago
Thomas and I tried to make the Jazz Events and then things happened medically with Tom, and we did not get out and about.... Tommy Snow and others. But the events there were always just great and all the art work just fab!
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michael pieczonka 3 months ago
nice
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Gulls at Schoodic Point by Brian Kliewer
Oil 24 x 30
 
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Pejj NUNES 4 months ago
Love your Bio! Look forward to following you Brian! Have a wonderful year, a day just ain't long enough!
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Brian Kliewer Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Light Window by Brian Kliewer
Oil 12 x 9
 
Pemaquid Point Light
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Brian Kliewer 4 months ago
Posted this to use in an upcoming blog on subject matter.
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Mast Cove Galleries
Kennebunkport, ME - 207-967-3453

Williams Fine Art Dealers
Wenham, MA - 978-380-4526


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Biography
I decided to forgo a traditional bio. Instead, here's where my work comes from along with a few thoughts on painting...
I'm self taught, been drawing and painting since childhood. I don't really think of myself as a "landscape" painter, per se, though I do enjoy it. However, due to an inherited condition that limits the time I can spend on my feet, I don't do much plein-air (on location) painting. For me it's not much of an option. I can do some but I have to be careful. Doctors warned me early on, "sedentary employment or nothing."  So how do I work?
I'm largely a studio painter. I often paint local subjects (within walking distance), using either photographs or sketches for reference. Rather than being a slave to photography I try to interpret my photos, adding from memory or leaving things out as I go.  I'm not driven by beautiful landscapes or grand vistas. While I might enjoy it, that kind of subject matter doesn't really interest me for painting. I need more and feel my best work comes from the places I know well and have a strong connection to. So I don't really feel limited by not getting around as other artists do. In fact, I see it as an advantage. How?
 
My condition slowed me down and forced me to look more closely at things. It caused me to become keenly aware of the light at a certain time of day or season; to understand the decay and dignity of a tree. It's given me a greater appreciation and perspective. It helped me develop my memory skills. I think it's also why I prefer grittier scenes to "pretty" ones.  With many of the scenes and subjects I paint there's an intimacy I can't really explain, but feel is directly tied to my background.  [...]

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