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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The Brush and Easel Gallery in Fresno, is here to assist you find that one of a kind, unique, original piece of art. Whether it is a fine art painting, piece of jewelry, metal or glass sculpture, or a gift certificate for an art class, this eclectic grouping of art will become your place to shop for artisan made gifts and for the art collector.

Collage & Wax Workshops!  

Encaustic 101

Learn basic safety and application techniques using wax medium.

Collage & Wax

Love to create but don't want to paint or draw? COLLAGE! Creating art pieces by embedding papers, found objects, photos, art, etc in wax.

Encaustic 202

Build on your waxy knowledge by incorporating other elements such as joint compound, shellac burns, dry pigments, photo transfers and more.

Beginning Acrylics Classes

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 Please see schedule here.


The Brush and Easel Gallery

1476 W. Shaw, Fresno CA. 93711


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


Saturday November 29th, 2014, 10am-5pm

A unique shopping experience! All locally handmade items including wearable textile art, jewelry, paintings, lamps, vases, ceramics and so much more!

Live Music and Refreshments add to the AMBIANCE!

Support Small Business Saturday


Aileen Rodriguez Imperatrice


November 7 - 21, 2014

Opening Reception, Friday, November 7, 4-6pm

ArtHop Reception, Thursday, November 20, 5-8pm

Aileen Imperatrice is an artist with a symbolic and introspective appeal to her work. Her most recent works have been in series reflecting on memories, transitions and rituals. Aileen’s work has been featured on various magazine covers, been selected to represent events and showcased on TV and film as well as being featured in various solo shows thru out the Nation. Imperatrice continues with her series “human:nature” which is the sum of its parts as we are. “We are human, we are nature combined. We are what we take in and leave behind.” With the recent losses in her life and ongoing sickness of other friends, as well as her husband, she is very aware of the failure of our human and animal bodies. And in doing this new work it provided a vehicle for her stream of consciousness and allowed her to create surrealistic visions while following her instincts. Taking various influences while also fixating on her continuing cathartic admiration of the music of The Doors, has led her to choose titles which come from the actual lyrics of their songs. Aileen becomes the energy she feels from the music. This last year has been spent traveling, letting go of daily issues while immersed in the new experience of where she was, what she was doing. Letting go and letting things come to her.