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Minneapolis based painter, Donna Bruni, is known for creating atmospheric oil paintings with broad, richly layered planes of color. Her compositions are based on form and flux of urban and natural environments. Influenced by beauty and mystique of coastal regions, diverse landscape memory and sense of place, her work investigates ideology of home and geography of identity. Daily observation of light, air, water, wind, earth, sky, seasons and life cycles become contextual elements for meditative works on canvas. The process involves applying and mixing oil pigment directly on canvas with palette knife, building layers of color and scraping or brushing out areas to expose details beneath the surface.
She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota. She is curator for Art in the Healing Environment Exhibition Program at M Physicians, Mill City Clinic Gallery, highlighting the contributions of Minnesota artists in community wellness.
Recent exhibitions of paintings by Donna Bruni include: Art in the Embassies San Salvador, El Salvador, Ambassador’s Exhibition, US State Department, Washington D.C; Riga, Latvia, Ambassador’s Exhibition; Visual Poetry, Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, FL; Beyond Water and Sky, Mill City Clinic, Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

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Blue Space series #1, Archival giclee print, D. Bruni

Title: Blue Space series #1
Media: Ink jet print on archival paper
Dimensions: 22 x 22″
©2020, Bruni

Archival giclee (ink jet) print, high density color saturated reproduction on watercolor paper, captures vibrant color, energy and joy of original oil painting on canvas. Blue Space series explores the concept of blue mind — the study that shows being near, in or on water can make you happier, healthier and more connected.

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A donation will be made to Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association and Grand Marais Art Colony with every print purchase.

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Blue Space series #1, Framed archival giclee print, D. Bruni

Title: Blue Space series #1
Media: Ink jet print on archival paper
Dimensions: framed size 29 x 29″
Frame: Ash wood custom frame
©2020, Bruni

Blue Space series #1, Archival giclee (ink jet) print on watercolor paper captures vibrant color, energy and joy of original oil painting on canvas. Blue Space series explores the concept of blue mind — the study that shows being near, in or on water can make you happier, healthier and more connected.

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Here and Now, oil on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Question of Fate
Media: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 30 x30″
©2020, Bruni

Abstract figurative oil painting on canvas, wired, ready for hanging, signed, Bruni, Certificate of Authenticity provided.

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Infinity Pool series, oil painting on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Something Blue
Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 30″
Custom Ash float frame available at additional cost (for custom framing allow 2-3 wks., additional $225.00)
©2020, Bruni

Original oil painting on canvas by Donna Bruni, Infinity Pool series

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July Day, oil painting on paper, D. Bruni

Abstract landscape painting by D. Bruni, ©2020
Title: July Day
Media: Oil painting on Arches paper
Custom ash frame, white matte available (for custom framing allow 2-3 weeks, add $225.00)
Dimensions: Paper size, 22 x 30″, image size 16 x 25″

My oil paintings on Arches paper are quick studies, visual notes, sometimes created on site, often used as references for larger canvases in the studio. These paintings capture different seasons, weather, moments of the day, looking at mood, light, form and shape, exploring essence of water, land and sky.

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Lake Superior series, oil painting on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Shadow
Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 20″, canvas edges painted lt. gray
Custom ash float frame available (allow 2-3 wks. for custom framing, additional $225.00)
©2020, Bruni

Shadow, Lake Superior series, waterscape painting, inspired by coastal places, sounds of water, movement, light and color of summer days.

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Lake Superior series, oil painting on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Splash
Media: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 20″, canvas edges painted lt. gray
Custom ash float frame available (allow 2-3 weeks, add $225.00)
©2020, Bruni

Splash, Lake Superior series, waterscape painting, inspired by coastal places, sounds of water, movement, light and color of summer days.

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New City series, Distant and Near, oil on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Distant and Near
Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 30″
©Bruni, 2020

Painting from my New City series, vibrant, abstract, layered oil on canvas, inspired by views from my 6th floor studio windows in Northeast Minneapolis, looking at the distant cityscape. The painting series focuses on energy and changing forms of urban neighborhoods.

Canvas edges painted linen gray, wired and ready for hanging, custom framing available (additional cost, allow 2-3 wks.)
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New City series, Old City, oil on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Old City
Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 30″
©Bruni, 2020

Painting from my New City series, vibrant, abstract, layered oil on canvas, inspired by views from my 6th floor studio windows in Northeast Minneapolis, looking at the distant cityscape. The painting series focuses on energy and changing forms of urban neighborhoods.

Canvas edges painted linen gray, wired and ready for hanging, custom framing available (additional cost, allow 2-3 wks.)

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Northshore, oil painting on paper, D. Bruni

Abstract landscape painting on Arches paper, ready for framing (for custom framing allow 2-3 weeks, add $225.00)
Title: Northshore
Media: Oil sketch on Arches paper
Dimensions: Paper sheet 22 x 30″, image size 12 x 18″

My oil paintings on Arches paper are quick studies, visual notes, sometimes created on site, often used as references for larger canvases in the studio. These paintings capture different seasons, weather, moments of the day, looking at mood, light, form and shape, exploring essence of water, land and sky.

Curbside pickup, shipping USA (free), worldwide (additional cost)

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Question of Fate, oil on canvas, Bruni

Title: Question of Fate
Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 30″
©2020, Bruni

Abstract, figurative oil painting on canvas, ready for hanging, Certificate fo Authenticity provided.

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Rainfall series, oil on panel, D. Bruni

Abstract waterscape painting by Donna Bruni
Title: Rainfall series #2
Frame: Custom ash float frame available (add $225.00)
Media: Oil on cradled panel, edges painted light gray
Dimensions: 16 x 20″
©2020, Bruni

Impressions of summer rainfall on lake surface, peaceful, calming, oil painting on wood panel, edges painted lt. gray. Series of three, purchase one or all three as a triptych.

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Rainfall series, oil on panel, D. Bruni

Abstract waterscape painting by Donna Bruni
Title: Rainfall series #3
Frame: Custom ash float frame available (add $225.00)
Media: Oil on cradled panel, edges painted light gray
Dimensions: 16 x 20″
©Bruni, 2020

Impressions of summer rainfall on lake surface, peaceful, calming, oil painting on wood panel, edges painted lt. gray. Series of three, purchase one or all three as a triptych.

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Rainfall series, on panel, D. Bruni

Abstract waterscape painting by Donna Bruni
Title: Rainfall series, #1
Frame: Custom ash float frame available (add 225.00)
Media: Oil on cradled panel
Dimensions: 16 x 20″
©2020, Bruni

Impressions of summer rainfall on lake surface, peaceful, calming, oil painting on wood panel, edges painted lt. gray. Series of three, purchase one or all three as a triptych.

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Rising Tide, oil painting on canvas, D. Bruni

Title: Rising Tide
Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 24 x 30″
©2020, Bruni

Original oil painting on canvas by Donna Bruni, 24 x 30″

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