Studio Sofa
acrylic on masonite
24'' x 30''
Busang, Brett

The loose, painterly style, and rich color palette of Virginia artist Brett Busang's landscapes and urban scenes reflect a realist style reminiscent of Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Working directly from life, and employing a dramatic sense of light, Busang paints moods as much as he paints matter.

He has exhibited with Audubon artists in New York City since 1991 and was that year's recipient of the Daler-Rowney Award. Busang also exhibited at the Annual Midyear Show at the Butler Institute, 1983, and in Richmond at the Eric Schindler Gallery, where he has had one-man shows. His work has also been exhibited at galleries in Rochester and Seattle.

Busang's work can be found in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of the City of New York, Wheat First Butcher Singer, MCV Hospitals, E.F. Hutton, High's Ice Cream, and the Holiday Inn.

The artist is also an occasional illustrator for such publications as Historic Preservation Magazine and is the author of several articles that have been published in New York Newsday, (Memphis, TN); The Bloomsbury Review (Denver, CO); Art/World (New York, NY), and American Artist.

Busang currently lives and maintains a studio in Richmond, Virginia and exhibits his works at Newman Galleries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.