Hilary Brace spent most of her childhood in the Pacific Northwest, which nurtured her deep connection to nature. Brace’s images of expansive land, sea and cloudscapes are elusive and mysterious; locations that reside only in the mind of the artist. Whether working directly in charcoal on Mylar or creating a collage study for larger drawings, her compositions begin without a preconceived idea and unfold intuitively, through exploration. Finally, the image is brought into focus with exacting technique. Her awe-inspiring, light-filled drawings and Jacquard woven tapestries emulate dramatic, atmospheric events in nature while also addressing its fragility and fluidity. Hilary Brace received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her BFA in painting from Western Washington State University. She is the recipient of numerous national and regional awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a California Arts Council Fellowship.
FREE to FOTM members, $15 for public; $10 for seniors.
Special invitation to educators and students: The Artist Spotlight is open to students attending as a class assignment free of charge. FOTM is happy to assist with tracking attendance and sign-in sheets. Reservations required. To RSVP visitwww.FocusOnTheMasters.com or call 805.653.2501.
AfterGlow Fundraising Event: The public is welcome to join the artist for a celebratory fundraising dinner with private chief Rhys Keck at Veronique’s Oaken Grove located in Montecito. Paid reservations are required prior to October 8. We expect this AfterGlow to sell out. Maps will be given to paid guests at the interview.
$30 FOTM members, $40 Non-members.
Sponsored by Debra McKillop