Ursula Brenner creates a diverse array of landscapes and contemporary abstracts in acrylics and encaustics, using contrats in form and color to underscore emotion in each piece. Ursula's art reflects a ...Read more...wide range of moods, from light and playful to deep and mysterious. Born in Germany, Ursula has been influenced by a rich cultural backgrounds of old world museums, art, music and architecture. She lives and works in Cinncinati, Ohio, where she attended Edgecliff College on scholarship, graduating in 1978 with a BA in drawing and painting.
She has studied with and been influenced by the work of Wolf Khan, Susan Sarback, Doug Dawson and Albert Handell. Always filled with ideas, Ursula can be as inspired by driving through the country as looking through a magazine. She likes to focus on the fundamental nature of a scene- the values, colors and shapes- using a "notan" study, a Japanese method of examining lights and darks. She enjoys alternating between landscapes and abstracts to keep her interest in both genres high. Ursula experinces a spiritual connection when she creates, something she wants the viewer to feel as well. "My art makes a strong, bold statement, an unambiguous statement", says the artist. "Yet it can be etheral too. I want people who look at my art to be transported to another realm, to transcend the normal human experience".
Ursula shows her work at Pendleton Art Center in Cinncinati and is represented by selected galleries. Her paintings are featured in private and corporate collections internationally. She works with interior designer and art consultants and accepts commissioned work. A national-award winning artist, Ursula was chosen to attend the Vermont Studio Center on scholarship in 2002.