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Brunoni’s working style is impressive and a delight to watch. He rapidly outlines his subjects, the points of departure for a new adventure, a new voyage of discovery. His brush strokes are controlled, alive and alert, putting just the right amount of movement in a figure, revealing the details of a building, car or natural element, while at the same time leaving the viewers plenty of room to make their own interpretation based on what the painting evokes in them. Despite the room to move on an interpretative level, Brunoni’s canvasses are well structured and dynamic compositions which offer multiple ways of seeing and interpreting his subjects.

The harmony of ochres , multi-hued grays, blues and bronze colored earth tones are punctuated by attention drawing details bursting out his plants, animals or figures. Taken as a whole his style provides a synthesized visual experience, bringing to the onlookers the ability to re-experience their own past, based on their reaction to the canvas. At the same time intense and ethereal, the overall atmosphere created by Brunoni and the titles which he gives his works evoke a sense of reflection or the beginning of a trip. This mastering of a working spontaneity brings the viewer into direct contact with the subject, its life force and the strength of its veracity.

“In my painting I want to provide the time that people often don’t have to reflect. Too much civilization has a tendency to spoil humanity”, states Brunoni, for whom nature remains essential. He likes to paint winter because the snow creates interesting patterns. “The magic of winter creates an immense symbol of the vastness of space, seen in the poetry of fences covered by snow, showing what’s behind a bare tree and the range of colours created on icy snow”. Brunoni has widely exhibited in different venues and galleries and from time to time his shows have taken on the form of homage. In 2001 he mounted a show in Trois-Rivières at the Pierre-Boucher Museum called Si Trois-Rivières m’était contée. The large scale works were designed to thank the public which has supported him during his formative years and many of the works showed Trois-Rivières in a rich palette of colors from different points of view. His painting are hung in reputable galleries across the land and in the following permanent collections : the Louis Hémon Museum in Peribonka, the Pierre-Boucher Museum in Trois-Rivières, Meloche Monnex, Canada Steamship Line, Kansas City Railroad, Power Corporation, Québecor, Bank of Montreal, CAE, Ivaco Steel, Glaxo, Hygrade, Via Rail Canada, Hull Insurance, Samson Bélair, Stone Consolidated, Bombardier, Saputo, Greenberg’s, Honda Canada, Lévesque Beaubien Geoffrion, RBC Dominion, Heenan Blaikie Trois-Rivières and

Insighful Travelers, Boston. Brunoni’s nex exhibitions will t a k e p l a c e a t B a l c o n d A r t i n S t - L a m b e r t d u r i n g t h e s p r i n g a n d a t M a s t e r s G a l l e r y i n C a l g a r y , s t a r t i n g D e c e m b e r 1 2 t h . T h e M a s t e r s e x h i b i t i o n w i l l showcase 25 paintings and be held simultaneously www.mastersgalleryltd.com / website / exhibitions.cfm. following the internet site on :

Brunoni sums up his artistic credo by saying, “The truth of a painting lies in a dialogue, it’s a quest to meet fellow travelers and to share emotions.

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