organic lyrical abstractions inspired by nature

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, I strive 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, a dance of life, reflections of light on the river flowing by my house:  a 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”


Album Pages a series of four paintings 14x14" each inspired by light reflecting on water


"Early Light" 60x42" $5800

inspired by an early morning walk - a wobbly walk in the river - a more representational painting ,

a departure from my usual abstractions of an idea,

the idea of light and water in this case. 

the photo was taken during the walk  and guided me 

with the painting. 

A word about diptychs : first  I love them because it allows me to make a larger panel without having to move a huge panel - it fits into my car.... second I like the design idea of a grid type

 - I have done grids up to 12 panels, it creates a special look that is different from one large painting, it is also a challenge formally - each panel has to "stand on its own" in composition but also must relate to the panels next to it formally ( line color form and composition) - I love a challenge.....

 Memories of Water two oils on panels 30x40" (sold)     and  30x30" currently available @ On Canyon Road Gallery 505 982 9668

"Come into my Garden" diptych  ea panel 18x18" 

for the two $1700

a note about framing: my personal suggestion is not to frame the stretched canvases. I use professional stretcher bars and keep the 1.5" sides clean and white in order not to interfere with the image.  I paint right to the edge of the canvas to suggest the image to go beyond the edge of the painting into the space larger than the painting. A frame could close in the image.

brigitte brüggemann studio

40 El Gusano Drive 
Ilfeld, NM 87538

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Winds of Change

oil 36"hx50"w 4500 As the world is going through some strong "Winds of Change" this painting is expressing the idea of change with color, line and texture. A strong "uplifting" movement pressing against a darker field, warm and vibrant colors are swirling in a luminous space. One cannot help but feel uplifted by the moment and the positive energy this painting manifests.