Bree, born and raised in Southern Orange County, is a young American artist currently splitting her time between painting in Southern California & the North Shore of Oahu. Having spent much of her life with family at the beach and in the water, Bree early on cultivated a great admiration for the ocean.
“The ocean became my constant friend at a young age.
She is always reminding me that strength can come in many
forms; from grace to fury, and from peace to mystery. With her
as my teacher, I have studied the ocean’s textures, colors,
and representations from around the world.
I am still young in my artistry and will keep evolving as I
enjoy creating accordingly to my current life experiences,
travels, and relationships. I feel obligated to
challenge myself in my art, and to let the art ebb and flow
naturally as I move with it.
Resin being my preferred medium, allows for cast shadows and layering that provide depth to the pieces. For this reason, I only create originals and refrain from duplicating them in the form prints, unless I can add a personal touch to each print.
For those that have dug their toes in the sand and watched
the oceanʼs beauty and power, know the peace it can
bring to oneʼs soul. I want to evoke that same emotion from
those that view my artwork as I play with the aerial
perspective of the ocean and coastlines.
The viewer of my art has the power to pull from his or her own experiences of life at the beach. One then has the capacity to see my work and bring to life the ocean right in front of them.”
Working with a mixture of resin and pigments, unique layers form as they harden on top of one another. This process occurs over the span of several days and sometimes weeks. Each piece contains 5-10 layers of resin.
As her inspiration started from photographing the ocean from above, her love for the ocean only magnified. You can collect her aerial photographs taken by helicopter or drone.
As a surfer utilizing the same medium included in the creation of surfboards, it was only natural that Bree would apply her art onto surfboards. These boards serve as functional pieces of art and may be seen gliding through the surf. Bree has collaborated with surfboard shapers such as Travis Reynolds (Travis Reynolds Surfboards), Matt Parker (Album Surfboards), Matty Raynor (Raynor Surfboards), and Carson Myers (Myers Surfboards).
Bree graduated from Brigham Young University Hawaii in 2016 with her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. In 2017 she completed an art residency with Ceylon Sliders in Sri Lanka, and, more recently, one in Portugal with Magic Quiver. Her love of people and art has led her to many shows, both solo and collaborative, in California and Hawaii. She has worked with brands in the surf industry such as Hurley. Bree is represented in Hawaii and Japani by Greenroom Gallery and attends their Greenroom Festival in Japan each year as a featured artist.
Over 700 original works and 17 glassed and functional surfboards have been created and sold to collectors all around the world.