2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Bree GarlandPortland OR USA
Bree Garland was born in 1984 in San Diego, Ca. She graduated from San Diego State University with Bachelors degrees in both Psychology and Women's Studies. She has no formal training as an artist other than one community college course in oil painting in early 2014. Following a minor existential crisis in 2012, Bree quit her job, sold all her belongings and bought a one way ticket to Europe. After months of traveling she arrived in London at the National Portrait Gallery. In that moment, wandering through centuries of portraits, inspiration struck- after years of dabbling in acrylic painting and ink drawing, she returned home, took a quick course in Oils and began. Bree has a deep interest in people's personalities, demeanors, histories, and attitudes towards life. People are her main source of interest/inspiration. For her, painting faces and bodies is just an extension of a curiosity and desire to know someone deeper.