by Carl Bretzke
From Carl Bretzke: Raindrop Abstract 39×31.5 oil on linen. This is the view out of our kitchen window on a rainy night in Minneapolis. I liked the abstract quality to this otherwise realistic scene.
Hats off to Mitch Rossow Photography for shooting my completed nocturne paintings and somehow eliminating all the surface glare. This painting will be available through Grenning Gallery. Upcoming show opens May 8.
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Carl Bretzke is a representational oil painter who specializes in urban scenes and plein air landscapes.
Carl’s work has been described in the Washington Post as “simultaneously intimate and detached, The artist’s unadorned style recalls Edward Hopper and The Ashcan school.”
Carl holds an MD degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado, where he also received a minor in Fine Art. Carl has also trained extensively under Plein Air Painters of America signature artist Joseph Paquet.