L. J. Brubacher
L. J. Brubacher holds a degree from the University of Waterloo Fine Arts/Studio Specialization and is constantly researching new methods and media to improve her work every day. Termed a Colourist, her subject matter is Contemporary Realism – it reflects what the artist sees on an everyday basis as well as on her many travel destinations. She is fascinated by the different quality and colours of light from all over the world and how it plays on the landscape, buildings and living inhabitants. Her work has been described as evoking a sense of innocence and wonder of the world around us, ARABELLA magazine called her a gifted artist, forever young at heart in their Artists to Collect section in their Summer 2011 issue.
She has exhibited her work across Canada and also in the United States. She won 3rd place in an International Aviation Art juried show (Artflight) at the Ottawa Aviation Museum and has had many solo shows, including the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre in Niagara on the Lake in 2012, the Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery in New York, New York, Art’s Haven Gallery in Fort Lauderdale Florida and the Infusion Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Brubacher works mainly in oils and acrylics, but has been experimenting with the addition of ground metallic pigments, glass beads, pumice and heavy gels to build texture and dimension in her more recent paintings. She has done large scale mural work for Foodland in Elmira, Elmira Home Hardware (celebrating the service of enlisted men and women from the Elmira area in WW2) and the Waterloo Region Library (Elmria and Linwood) and has completed commissioned works for the Floradale Feed Mill’s 50th Anniversary, Tien Lee Restaurant and a number of private individuals. Her work hangs in the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Truro, Nova Scotia, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy, and in public and private collections. She conceived and completed a series of paintings for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 469 in Elmira to commemorate those that fought in WW2 -air force, army, medic and naval divisions were all represtented in four large scale paintings which were then donated to the branch. Brubacher is associated with or a member of these fine art groups: the American Women Artists Association, the Oil Painters of America, the Canadian Aviation Artists Association, Quest Art, Huronia Foundation for the Arts, and the Bay Studio Tour. She was past president of the Kitchener Waterloo Artists Society and a former board member of the Waterloo Community Arts Centre.
In her new location on Black Bay, Georgian Bay, Brubacher will be working in a much larger studio so she can accommodate larger canvases and explore new ideas for her new paintings. She welcomes commissions and questions about her work. Please see her C.V. For awards and Exhibitions.