The Margaret Farrell Bruno exhibition will be shown at the Gallery October 30th through January 6th, 2015.

Margaret Farrell Bruno

Margaret Farrell Bruno lives and paints on the Massachusetts South Shore. Being a native of the area, she grew up surrounded by the splendid coastline and luscious cranberry bogs, which have inspired her landscapes. Margaret’s vibrant style is influenced by her sensitivity to the use of color, light, and composition.

Melding the ideals of realism and impressionism, her bold artwork responds to the energy and emotion of her subject matter. Margaret is a nationally award winning artist who was formally educated at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and launched a three-pronged career as a fine artist, portraitist, and illustrator. Margaret’s landscapes are included in the permanent collection of the Ocean Spray Corporation, Perini Private Collection, New England Met Life, Massachusetts General Hospital, along with other public and private collections. Artist's Statement: “I am continually humbled and honored with the beauty of color and light whether it be on the soft face of a precious child or on a majestic landscape before me. I hope to always consider it a privilege, a blessing and a challenge to be inspired by that beauty.” Margaret is represented by The Kendall Art Gallery, 40 Main St., Wellfleet, Ma. and Expressions-Artisans and Fine Art Gallery, 132 Front St., Scituate, Ma. She is the past President of the North River Arts Society.
Publications:The Pastel Journal Magazine, August 2014 One of 3 artists featured in article on beach and seascapes. Upcoming-NorthLight Books-Art Journey: People- featured in large-format showcase book of the best portrait paintings being done by today’s contemporary artists to be published in December. Pleinair
Magazine-October/November 2014-featured in article on artists who create landscape drawings on location.
Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Signature Member
Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member
Portrait Society of America
Cape Cod Art Association, Full Artist Member
North River Arts Society, Past President
Involved in teaching and workshops. Professional Exhibiting, Portrait and Private Commissions and Demos.
Select Awards:
2013 2nd Place Pastel Cape Cod Art Association Spring Show, Honorable Mention Spring Art Show South Shore Science Center
2012 Honorable Mention, North River Arts Society Focus on Figures Juried Show
2012 Rosalie Nadeau, Award for Excellence en Plein Air, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod FPO
2011 The International Association of Pastel Societies 18th Juried National Exhibition, Silver Award
2011 Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod For Pastels Only Juried Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Hamphire Award
2010 Artist in Residence, Newbridge on the Charles
2010 Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Liz Haywood Sullivan Award for Landscape awarded by Richard McKinley
2009 Pastel Society of America Annual Pastel Only Juried Show, Herman Margulies Award for Excellence
2009 Finalist IAPS Juried Exhibition Web Show Finalist
2009 Carolyn B. Harvey Memorial Award for Creativity, North River Arts Society 33rd Annual Juried Show
2008 President's Award, Pastel Painters of Maine 9th International Exhibit
2007 2nd Place Pastel, Cape Cod Art Association National Juried Show
2006 2nd Runner Up, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod Annual Juried Exhibition