Brigitte Bruggemann Bio

My canvases make reference to places in nature; a forest, a garden, a tree, evoking a keen awareness of cyclical growth and decay, spontaneity and restraint, to make visible the invisible.With gestural brushwork, drawing into fields of vibrant color, I want to pull the viewer into rich, lush surfaces, dynamic lyrical organic forms. My own movement and marks on the canvas suggest that of a branch moving in the wind, or the river flowing by my house in New Mexico, in joyful celebration of life.Passages of pure painting, impasto or glazes, offer themselves as touchstones for another reality – glimpses of “What is behind it All”Luminous Color, defies traditional definitions of Impressionism or Expressionism. With lyrical eloquence and amorphous symbolism I invoke and reach for visual manifestations of a spiritual reality prompted by intrinsic forces of nature. To paint “light and be light” is my desire and focus.My process of painting is to go into the depth of my being, respond and manifest what appears to be the truth with color and brushwork. I surrender to what I did not “know” before.

I’ve lived in Santa Fe New Mexico since 1990, have consistently exhibited and sold my work in Santa Fe NM,  in Houston, Boston, Denver and Europe since 1989.