A sixth generation North Carolinian, Bre chose to attend her father’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a BA in Studio Art, and studied Art History. After leaving a long career in sales in the Southeast, she began to focus on her art. It was a course at Queens University in Charlotte, taught by Melanie Longshore ,that introduced her to the medium of pastel. From there, she began to perfect her work by attending classes and workshops with national artists including Ann Templeton, Susan Ogilvie, Judith Carducci, and Margaret Dyer.
Her landscape and figurative works have been awarded in many juried shows, and appeared in American Art Collector and Charlotte Magazine. Known for her expressive color and abstract interpretation of representational subjects, Bre continues to evolve artistically. She is currently pursuing the figure in oil and pastel. Her recent education includes studies with Kevin Beilfuss and Miriam Durkin.
Bre is a founding board member of the Piedmont Pastel Society, and is active in the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Guild of Charlotte Artists.
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