Brie Dodson is a realist painter who likes subjects with a certain sense of enigma. She especially enjoys painting fresh vegetables and fruits, juxtaposed with carefully chosen objects from her still life collection. She “paints small” because she prefers to focus on just a few simple elements in a composition, and finds elegance within those limitations. Inspiration is as close as produce sections and farmers’ markets everywhere.
She also paints small landscapes of the Chesapeake Bay region and her Virginia home’s hunt country, along with portraits of the farm animals she encounters. They never fail to be full of character!
Among Brie’s artistic influences are Sarah Lamb, Adriaen Coorte, Pieter Claesz, Clara Peeters, and Vermeer. She has studied with David R. Daniels, Seth Haverkamp, Kurt Schwarz, and Elizabeth Floyd. She has also taken workshops with several of the above as well as with Sacha Mobarak, Robert A. Johnson, Sunnie Abrahamson, Rachel Collins, Sara Linda Poly, Maggie Siner, David Cheifetz, Katherine Stone, and Christine Lashley.
Brie’s work was featured in The Richeson75 International Small Works 2018 full-color, hardbound exhibition catalogue. Additional publications include “Gallery & Studio,” “The Living Church,” “Art and Christianity,” “ManhattanArts,” and more. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York City, Washington, D.C., and several states; and reside in various private collections. She is a former board member of both the World Bank Staff Art Society and the Fairfax Art League, and currently belongs to the Loudoun Sketch Club, American Women Artists, American Society of Marine Artists, the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, the American Impressionist Society, and Oil Painters of America.
Some of her paintings have a spiritual aspect, “Other & Further.” Several of these are on permanent display at The Episcopal Church & Visual Arts website, and were exhibited at the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2006. “Sacred Ground” won Best in “Future Visions” in the 2007 Masterpiece Elite Salon Art Contest co-sponsored by Masterpiece Artist Canvas and “The Artist’s Magazine,” and was displayed at the National Art Materials Trade Association convention in Chicago. In 2005, “The Soul Takes Flame” was presented at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City.
A native Texan, Brie (rhymes with “Maria”) moved to Virginia during the Johnson administration. She attended the College of William and Mary, and has worked as a radio disc jockey, submarine field engineer, journalist, illustrator, and art director. Her family includes four sons, ages 19 through 38, and her husband, Tom, a classic car buff.