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The Brush and Easel Gallery

“Visions of Water”
by Sandy Kowallis

Opens May 13 – July 5, 2016
Third Thursday Arthop / Reception, May 19, 5-8pm.

Whether working en plein aire or in the studio, Sandy is always drawn to water as a subject. The life of water in its ever- changing forms and patterns fascinate her. Although she often paints water and seascapes in loose watercolor or oil, more and more her work seeks the beautiful abstract patterns found in the natural elements.

Originally from Idaho, Sandy Kowallis has lived in Central California for most of her adult life. Her art education began at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art, formerly an accredited commercial art school.
Most of her career in Fresno and Clovis was in advertising, where she worked in account management, writing, and illustrating for many years. In retirement, she lives in the foothills east of Clovis and concentrates on fine art. Known more widely for watercolor, she has moved more recently into oil on canvas. 


ART CLASSES with Valerie Greene

Acrylic Classes - This is a way to get your painting feet wet without the stress. Dive in and create with the aid of fast drying, ever forgiving acrylic paint. Learn the basics in composition, color and brush techniques.
Two hour sessions.

Encaustic Classes - 3 hour and 5 hour sessions.
This is painting with beeswax and resin. Learn safety and application techniques.

Group Art Parties available!
Call for specifics and to set date and time.




Forrest Armstrong       Myrna Axt                   Cory Ballis                 Martha Brody

Mary Camin​        

Ron Covert                 Gar Denton                Chantelle Dinkel        

Jan Flanigan              

Laura Fraedrich          R W Goetting   

Valerie Greene           Emily Johnsen             Amy Kohl                     Lori M. Levine            Kathy Marks  ​  

Wendy McKellar          Susan Milne               Debra Montgomery   

Amy Morgan              

Michael T Murphy 

Bob Nagel &

Deb Gallagher

Paul Parichan            

Bea Prince                ​

Ron Rice                    David Samuels           

Melanie Schow           ​Patricia Selin               Richard Silva               Nadi Spencer               Trudy Sweet    

Brandy Swisher      Griselda Tello             

Louis Vuittonett          

Lisa Walsh

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1476 W. Shaw, Fresno CA. 93711


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

Valerie Greene, Artist/Owner

"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

Coming to a Studio Near You! 

Painting Parties, Ceramic Painting,

Stoneware Glazing,

Clay Workshops, Artsy Journal Sessions,

Tie Dye Classes and so much more.

Current Schedule.

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 made gifts. A One Stop Art Shop!