Friday, October 2, 2015

Santa Fe Exports Show

Good News Everyone,

Come & enjoy an "Evening with the Artist", next weekend with Santa Fe Exports.

Santa Fe Exports is a new kind of gallery space. They aim to host special art events at local resorts and hotels by combining the experience of meeting an artist mingled with the hospitality and ambiance of a fine resort and hotel. 

Santa Fe Exports will be hosting an Artist in Residence event for myself this coming Friday at the Hyatt - Tamaya in Bernalillo, NM. If you aren't able to make it in person, you can also visit my artwork at www.santafeexports.com.

October 9, 2015
5 pm - 7 pm 
Hyatt Tamaya (map) 
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Bernalillo, NM 


I also wanted to let everyone know that the Western Visions Show & Sale goes until Oct. 25, 2015, at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY. One of my paintings, "Little Lagomorph" is still available.

"Little Lagomorph" is the first one of my acrylic paintings I have framed. It is framed in a custom Italian wood shadow box frame.

"Little Lagomorph"
9" x 12" 
(Framed size: 18" x 15" x 3") 
Acrylic on Canvas

To purchase this painting,  please visit www.westernvisions.org. Or contact me directly at artbybregelle@hotmail.com.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Winner is....

Good News Everyone,

The deadline for the Art Raffle has finally come to an end. We want to thank everyone for their kind words, support, and generous donations. We have been involved in many charity events over the years and it amaze me how willing people are to help other in time of need.

The moment you have been waiting for! The winner of an original watercolor painting is ... Margo DeMello.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Commission Event

Hello Everyone,

As some of you may already know, on Labor Day we lost our beloved rabbit and friend of 8 1/2 years, Edgar. Edgar and I spent everyday together playing in our home and working in my studio.Her sweet spirit, companionship, and licks will be greatly missed. Before we suddenly lost Edgar, we did everything we could for her including x-rays, multiple meds, hospitalization, and an IV. In an effort to pay off her huge vet bill and in honor of all the time we spent together painting, I am doing a Commission Event.

I will paint you a custom watercolor of your beloved pet or animal of your choice. Paintings are a 6" x 6" or 5" x 7" unframed on watercolor paper. For one month only these commissions will be priced at $125. This is more than 60% the regular price and this includes Free Shipping within the USA. 

For those that act quickly, I am running early bird special. For all of those that contact me before Midnight Wed. Sept. 17, it will only be $105! Please email me at artbybregelle@hotmail.com or visit my website, www.artbybregelle.com. To see more of my watercolors go to bregelle.blogspot.com/2014/09/watercolors.html .

Here is Asterix, our other bunny, modeling with one of my watercolors for size.


"Evening Light -Study"

"Hideout -Study"  

"Stoick -Study"

 "My Precious - Study"

 "Starburst -Study"

  "Gizmo -Study"

 "Behind Cover - Study"

 "Pick -a - Pika"

"George - Study"

 "Owl -  Study" 

 "On Guard -Study"   

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Don't forget there is only a day and a half left to get your tickets for the Rabbit Art Raffle. You could win an original acrylic painting. One is a portrait of Edgar ("Berry) and  one Asterix ("Mint"). Each painting is valued at $750 and tickets are only $5 each or 3 for $10. Please purchase a ticket or two at the Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art or at Givezooks.com and help a great cause.

I will also an artist in residence at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM,  Aug. 1-2. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Charity Event for the NM House Rabbit Society

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to let you know about an exciting event that is coming up! In an effort to help raise money for the New Mexico House Rabbit Society, Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art and myself are putting together a fun and exciting fundraiser. I have recently finished 2 new paintings that I am donating to be raffled off to raise money for the NMHRS. As many of you know rabbits are near and dear to my heart. Not only did I have an amazing house rabbit growing, but Tyler and I have been blessed to have had 3 wonderful rabbits over the past 8 years. For the raffle, I painted portraits of Edgar ("Berry) and Asterix ("Mint"). Each painting is an original acrylic on canvas and valued at $750. Please purchase a ticket or two at the Gallery or at Givezooks.com and help a great cause.

I will also be at Giacobbe-Fritz Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM demonstrating, Aug. 1-2. 

My Personal Rabbit History

Smokey was our family rabbit growing up. He was suppose to be a mini lop, but was more a full size lop. We took he everywhere with us; camping, out in the yard, our beds, and once he even tried to take a bath with me. Smokey was one amazing rabbit and everyone we know wanted a pet just like him; however, he was one of a kind and lived with us from a few weeks old until he passed away at 14 years of age.

After my husband, Tyler, and I got married we both felt that we need an animal in our lives. We were living in an apartment at the time that didn't allow pets, but we both grew up with a passion for animals. Both having rabbits growing up we knew how quiet they were and decide after a great deal of thought that one should join our family. We went to a local pet/feed store and found little Edgar. Edgar was the runt and looked so sad. After meeting her we couldn't let her go. And yes, HER name is Edgar. When rabbits are small sometimes it is difficult to tell if they are a boy or a girl. We named her after Edgar Allen Poe. Once we found out that she was a female the name fit her to well not to keep it. Edgar just turned 8 years old this month and she has been with me through much of my College education and my art career. She's still spends every day with me in and out of my studio. Mostly she begging for head rubs and treats, but on occasion she returns the favor by bathing us in licks. Edgar is an American Sable Mix.

A year after we brought Edgar home, we thought that she needed a friend, since rabbits do better in pairs or trios. Hazel- Ra was named after the main character in the book, Watership Down and was my 1 year anniversary gift. Tyler was going to buy me a dozen roses; but instead I talked him into getting Hazel. Hazel was my little sweetheart. Hazel favor place was to be under my feet everyday while I painted. In fact, I started to develop carpal tunnel in my ankle from petting her so much. We sadly lost Hazel to cancer a year ago in April, just a few days after her 6th birthday. Although Edgar and Hazel never fully bonded, it was as hard on Edgar as it was on us to lose her. Her sweet spirit is missed everyday. Hazel- Ra was a Lionhead/ Holland Lop Mix.

After a few weeks of grieving for Hazel, Asterix came into our lives suddenly. Edgar was becoming more and more depressed and through the help of rabbit lovers online, we decided to look into adopting another rabbit. I, personally, wasn't ready to bring another rabbit home, but we found Asterix at the Utah Humane Society and Tyler know there was something special about him. Once we adopted him we changed his name from Murph to Asterix to fit his adventurous personality. Asterix comes from the old Asterix and Obelix Cartoons and Comics, that I grow up on. We have had Asterix for just over a year now and he still makes me smile everyday with his quirky personality and zippy spirit. Asterix is now 3 years old and is a Lionhead. 

Someone once said that,"When a new rabbit comes into your heart it doesn't replace another one, but it makes it's own room." Each one of my rabbits has made a special place in my heart, as has every animal I have had in my life. Please consider adopting a rabbit or any animal that needs a good home or donate to help them receive the care they need.