Odette Brush

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Odette (Johnson) Lenzi-Brush                 

Residence – Nevada City, Nevada County, California

Third generation native of California

Born and raised  in Alameda, San Francisco Bay Area

Education:    St. Joseph’s Parochial Grammar School, Alameda

                     Notre Dame Academy College Prep (Grades 9-12) Alameda

                     College of Marin, Kentfield, Marin County, Business and Music

                     Sierra College, Grass Valley(Nev.Cnty), Rocklin(Placer Cnty), Visual Art

Instructors:   Sandra Miller, PhD., John Michael Keating, Phillip Brown, Sonja Hamilton,SWA, Richard Downs,

                     Pamela Johnson

The latent pursuit of my art education began in the Fall of 2002 with classes in drawing,  painting (water media primarily) and illustration.  My preferred medium is transparent watercolor, but gouache (opaque watercolor), and acrylic are close seconds.  Pastel is in a class of its own for me.  Though I often incorporate this medium in some of my paintings, I don’t use my pastels often on a full work of art, only because it has to do with lack of  physical space and convenience in which to work.  During the process of my artistic endeavors, I have discovered that my style is Realism, and my preferred subject is, in general, the landscape, and in particular, the wonder of water and its reflections.

Living in the Sierra foothills where I’m able to hike many trails and visit many areas, provides me with abundant material for sketching and painting.  I sketch and photograph my subjects as I would like to record them in a painting.  It is important to me to capture what I’m seeing at that moment in time.  During the actual production of a work, with the help of reference material, I’m able to recall my feelings and the perceptions I have of my subject.  And, I thoroughly enjoy pursuing and  producing every nuance and detail, retrieving the magic of the moment in the subject work.     

Affiliations: Nevada County Plein Air Painters

                    ASiF- Artists’ Studio in the Foothills-A fully equipped arts facility and gallery

                     Pioneer Arts, Inc. – Western Nevada County  

Please Visit my website:  http://www.brushworksbyodette.com