Artist Jack G Brauer
Jack G. Brauer
Inspiration for my art is provided from growing up near rural areas in our nations’ heartland. Relatives were owners of small family farms that I visited often, even helping with chores at times. I learned firsthand how difficult survival was back in the depression years.
My paintings reflect life in rural America, away from large cities. I work to expresses how I feel about the people I have met and the places I have traveled while publisher of an outdoor magazine. Specifically, I am inspired by the people who live and work on small family farms and the rich history of our countryside.
When I paint I do so with a strong connection to my subject matter. I smell the pine trees and freshly plowed fields. I feel the chill of winter upon my face and I am struck by the beauty of autumn leaves. I see the satisfaction for a job well done on the faces of the community of craftsman who constructed the barn now faded by a century of exposure.
I paint as tribute to the small family farm. In doing so, I try to capture the seemingly endless shades of color on a faded cedar barn and the sculptural beauty of the retired tractor that rests prominently along the fence line.
My landscapes reflect those nostalgic times and I’ll continue to paint them as long as those cherished memories are not forgotten. At age 75, there are times when I feel older than those old barn boards on farm buildings.
Lifelong Interest in Drawing
As a child I always loved to draw, yet never took any classes in art at school. At age 20 I was asked to paint some signs for a warehouse and really enjoyed it. I loved drawing letters and numbers along with the design [...]
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