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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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

Just the basics in color, brushwork, compostition and design.

Check schedule for dates and times.

 Please see schedule here.


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              

R W "Bob" Goetting                 Valerie Greene               Emily Johnsen           Amy Kohl                    Jack Lantz                               Lori M. Levine                 Kathy Marks              Susan Milne                Debra Montgomery                 Amy Morgan                    Michael T Murphy     Paul Parichan             Bea Prince                              Louie Quijada                  Ron Rice                   David Samuels 

Melanie Schow                       Richard Silva                   Janet Smith               Griselda Tello            Louis Vuittonett                      Lisa Walsh

Third Thursday Arthop

“Abstracted Abstracts”
By Kikuko Young

March 13th – 31st, 2015

Reception/Arthop, Thursday, March 19th, 5-8pm

Young paints mostly landscapes and still life in watercolor and can often be found plein air painting with the Tuesday Group, but she also works in other media. Creating abstract pieces has been a recent endeavor and she is a figurative sculptor as well.

 “When I paint, I usually try to think of the elements in painting: Shape, Line, Pattern, Color and Value.  When I work on an abstract, however, I mostly think of Shapes and Colors.  Once I make decisions about those two, I just keep moving the brush or tools on the canvas I'm using, and I keep in mind the Shapes and Colors, maybe the Lines also, during the process. In that sense, working on an abstract is less restricting to me, and sometimes it is more fun.  I try not to prolong finishing an abstract work, either.  I love some of the un-expected results with a quick process.”

Kikuko is the recipient of awards in San Diego Watercolor Society's International Exhibition, Women Artists of the West, and Society of Western Artists of which she is a signature member and has also exhibited in numerous juried National shows.

Art Gallery 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.