Art is an integral part of the Homer community. Every year we ask local artists to send us samples of their work and a Community Artworks Selection Panel selects the pieces that will be displayed at the library. None of the works on display are for sale, but it is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. We seek artists at all stages of their artistic endeavors.
Featured artist January-March: Briana Hume
Stop by the library's fireplace lounge to see Briana's vibrant oil on canvas paintings!
“Art That Inspires”
by Briana Hume
For me, art is a means for communication and exploration. It is a conversation about shared experiences and raw emotions that relate to the human condition. A painting is more than a picture- it is a collection of thoughts, feelings and energy captured in each brushstroke. It has the power to inspire and motivate and reach hearts without a single word being spoken. My passion is to create beautiful artwork for others not just to enjoy, but to connect to in a deep and meaningful way and motivate them to dream bigger and embolden them to live the life they’ve only dared dream of.
I paint primarily in oil paint but I incorporate a fair share of mixed media in my work as well. My artwork often contains a mixture of refined portraiture with elements of abstract art. Although born right here in Homer, I grew up in southern California and have been happily back in Homer for about 13 years. I have taken a handful of art classes over the years as well as taught several classes in town. Starting in 2020 I took a one-year mastery art program through Milan Art Institute and have recently become a personal coach for online students through the school.
List of Paintings:
-Sweet Symphony (2 Deer): 24”x24” oil on canvas
-Such Great Heights (2 Giraffes) 24"x36" oil on canvas
-Lady and the Bee Eater (Lady’s back with Bird): 30”x40” oil on canvas
-Guardian (Girl with the Fox): 12"x12" oil and mixed media on canvas
-Chrysalis (Woman with Butterflies): 12”x12” oil on canvas
-Closer to You (Large face close-up): 36”x48” oil on canvas
More information regarding Briana Hume and her art can be found at: http://www.brianahume.com