The Brush and Easel Gallery

"Art cannot be separated from life. It is the expression of the greatest need of which life is capable, and we value art not because of the skilled product, but because of the revelation of a life's experience."

~Robert Henri

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ART CLASSES with Valerie Greene

Summer Classes. Printable Schedule Here.
5-8 years and 9 years on up.

Acrylic Classes - Learn the basics in composition, color and brush techniques in Acrylic. Two hour sessions.

Encaustic Classes - 3 hour and 5 hour sessions.
This is painting in wax.
Learn safety and application techniques.

Group Art Party classes available! Maximum of 6 painters. Call for specifics and to set date and time.



1476 W. Shaw, Fresno CA. 93711


T- F, 10am - 6pm. Sat, 10am - 4pm.

Valerie Greene, Artist/Owner


Forrest Armstrong            Myrna Axt                       Cory Ballis                  Mary Camin

Ron Covert                       Gar Denton                    Chantelle Dinkel         Jan Flanigan              

Laura Fraedrich                R W "Bob" Goetting       Valerie Greene           Emily Johnsen                     

Amy Kohl                          Jack Lantz                      Lori M. Levine            Kathy Marks  

Wendy McKellar               Susan Milne                   Debra Montgomery    Amy Morgan              

Michael T Murphy             Paul Parichan                Bea Prince                  Louie Quijada            

Ron Rice                           David Samuels              Melanie Schow           Patricia Selin

Richard Silva                    Janet Smith                    Nadi Spencer             Trudy Sweet             

Griselda Tello                   Louis Vuittonett              Lisa Walsh

Third Thursday Arthop
“Motion Unrehearsed” by Larry Hill

A Solo Exhibition of Small Works.

June 5th-23rd, 2015

Opening Reception- Friday, June 5th, 5-7pm.

Third Thursday Arthop-June 18th, 5-8pm.

Discharged from the Army in 1955, and having been exposed to what had become the renowned New York School of Painting, Larry was desperate to paint. It wasn’t until he’d graduated from Fresno State that he set goals toward becoming an abstract expressionist. Simply put, Larry had seen the work of Jackson Pollock, Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, and his life changed.

Larry states, “I believe a painting (story) must have an initial dramatic impact and at second glance, should include tantalizing nuances of drawing (plotting) and gestures (conflict) to stay alive.”

The Best Little Art Shop in Fresno

The Brush and Easel Gallery in Fresno, representing the work of local Valley artists in various genres with an emphasis on creating a warm, welcoming space for you, the buyer, interested in starting or adding to your art collection. Fine Art with the intention of arousing curiosity whether abstract, impressionistic, traditional or outsider, grace the walls in this eclectic display which also includes an array of artisan gifts.


“52 Weeks of Art Plates” by Laura Fraedrich

June 25th – July 7th, 2015

Opening Reception June 25th, 2015, 5-7pm

Local ceramic artist, Laura Fraedrich, challenged herself to create one plate each week in 2013. Every plate was designed around what was happening in her life at the time, and the project became an art journal painted with glazes on earthenware clay instead of in a traditional paper book. Every time a plate was created, Laura explained its meaning on her blog, The Peculiar Palette. For the first time ever, all of the plates from the 52 Weeks of Art Plates project will be on display at The Brush and Easel Gallery. Join us for the opening reception and take a look at a year's worth of stories told through a collection of ceramic plates.

The Art of Zen!
Ceramic Workshop
with Laura Fraedrich

Saturday, July 18th, 2015, 10 - 4:30pm
$55 - Supplies Provided.
In this class, we'll learn to make zen inspired doodles on a three dimensional clay canvas. First, we'll use a watercolor type product to create a background, then we'll doodle! You can make repeating patterns, write words, and/or draw pictures.

The resulting product will be something you'll be proud to display on the wall or with  plate stand.
Products used: Mayco Bisque, Stroke & Coats, Designer Liners.

Seating is Limited. Call to Register Today!