About painting, Brimer says, “I have always loved the ocean and I love creating images along this threshold between the seen and unseen world. It can be a spiritual metaphor. It is where I meditate in solitude. I go to the California shoreline as often as possible. Painting allows me to have a time alone in the power of nature and to gaze at its beauty. I love to paint quickly outdoors in order to make the impression of what I am experiencing, immediately finding its way to the canvas. Also, studio work allows a longer periods to ponder new ideas and work out some bigger themes.”
His art studio is located in Carmel, CA at Carmel Visual Arts, where he is also the Director. The California Lutheran University graduate (B.A. Fine Art) is Past President of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley where he was on the board for 4 years as well as Past President of Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, CA.
Born in Long Beach, CA in 1962, Rich Brimer has his roots well planted in the west. Hunting with his father and going on family camping trips, Brimer gained appreciation and respect for the outdoors. He is an artist who loves using oils both in the studio as well as painting outdoors.
Rich feels strongly about creating artwork that not only shows the beauty of creation, but also art that stirs the spirit. He is a dedicated, passionate artist who has found out that takes hard work to make a difference, but it is well worth the effort.
Some favorite quotes…
He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
~Saint Francis of Assisi
I would love to live like a river flows
Carried by the surprise of its own unfolding
Carmel Visual Arts, Director
Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Past President, Artist-in-Residence
Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, Past President
California Art Club, Artist Member, Monterey County Chapter Chair
Oil Painters of America, Associate Artist
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Artist Member
Ventura County Art Council, Artist Member
Beauty over glamor…
Silence over television…
Solitude over Disneyland…
The ocean over the desert…
Red over white…
Inviting over excluding…
Passion over status quo…
Revelation over knowledge…
Being over believing.