2014 International Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
William Francis Brennan – Berlin, Germany
I am a north-American artist and craftsman, born 1949 in Massachusetts / USA.
I had spent my childhood at the family-farm and
started with painting (oil and watercolor) at age 10.
From 1970 – 1980 I used to live in Toronto, Canada, made a living as a handyman, as a surveyor and as a painting artist.
My art-studio at a big old warehouse at the High Park District was also used as a showroom for my exhibitions.
1975 – 1986 my artwork (-mostly oil- and watercolor paintings) was sold within Canada, to Europe, to Japan and within the USA.
In 1980 I moved back to the USA, to San Francisco in California. At the San Francisco Bay Area I resided for the following 28 years.
Several exhibitions took place at cafés / restaurants, mostly at the Potrero Hill and at the Castro district in San Francisco.
In the 90th I had an art-studio for several years on Bryant Street, at the Mexican influenced Mission district – with public studio walks and exhibitions.
Additionally I worked as a self-employed handyman/painter and restored old furniture.
During the years 2001 – 2008 I extended my creative work:
I built unique garden furniture – out of driftwood, collected at the beaches of the pacific ocean near San Francisco, I designed and built the stage sets of the theatre-pedagogical project ‘Behind closed doors’ and I painted several murals for customers in San Francisco.
Since August 2008, I live in Berlin / Germany. My focus is back on painting – at my art-studio, the ‘LadenAtelier Brennan’ in Berlin-Neukölln / ‘Schillerkiez’.