Paintings by Bill Brunken
Bill Brunken has been an artist and an arts professional for well over 25 years. He went to undergraduate school at Slippery Rock State University, where his Father, Glen, a Master Printmaker taught and made art for 40 years. Bill also studied painting at The Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovak Republic in the studio of Daniel Fischer. Bill lived in Portland Oregon exploring careers in art. He went to graduate school at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was awarded a M.A. and M.F.A., studying painting, computer art, and drawing. Since then Bill has worked as an art handler, art salesman, wearing many hats in both commercial galleries and major museums. He was for a time a visiting professor at Allegheny College in Meadville Pennsylvania, and now is working again in the professional art world. For Brunken art is about education, building community and improving the lives of the artist and the viewer. He has explored many ideas and intellectual concepts with his art over the years, but have found the most satisfying thing is to play and explore with paint, use it to let him translate his world, memories and feelings as a tool to communicate with people.
About The Confluence
The Hoyt is proud to host rotating exhibitions featuring local artists at The Confluence, a coffee shop and gather space located in downtown New Castle.