Gwendolyn Bragg is our December Featured Artist for Building 6! Bragg’s solo exhibit, “Painting History – ‘Places Where the Past is Near,'” runs December 9, 2020 through January 3, 2021. Learn more about Bragg and her work below.
I have always been drawn to old or abandoned places and sites. I’m curious as to what went on there, both what we know and what must be only speculation. Civilizations rise and fall. What they leave behind – and what we think we know about the people of the past – is open to many interpretations. These recent paintings in my “Stone On Stone” series reflects the allure of old buildings and ancient ruins. Depicting archeological sites on three continents these painting depict places where I felt the past was near.
Gwendolyn C. Bragg is an artist and art instructor who lives in Alexandria. Holding a BS in Art Education and a MFA in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University, she currently teaches watercolor at the Art League School in Alexandria and at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton Virginia. In addition to workshops held annually at Orkney Springs Virginia, almost every year since 1995 she has led an international painting workshop to “some place with interesting architecture, artifacts and rocks” including Mexico, France, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain and Peru.
She is a Signature Member of the National, Baltimore, and Virginia Watercolor Societies, as well as the Watercolor Society of Alabama. Her work has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional shows and is included in the collections of National Institutes of Health, Philip Morris, American Bank, Petersburg Area Art League and the Carrier Library at James Madison University.
Her work has been published in Artists Magazine, The Artistic Touch 4 and 5 (North Light Books) and in Elan Magazine