B e a u t i f u l M o m e n t: S u m m e r t i m e
Oil Paintings of local subjects and plein air scenes
by Bret Bourman
Exhibition Oct 19 – November 3 2013
Artist Bret Bourman was born on the east coast to parents who were both internationally renowned ballet dancers. He began drawing and painting early in life, and had his first gallery show at age 16. His drawings of ballet dancers and theater have been acquired for the private collections of such artists as Rudolph Nureyev. Along with a career as a principal dancer, he continued to draw and study painting, creating portraits, stage designs, scenic works and sculpture. He later opened a studio in Los Angeles CA where he painted private and corporately commissioned works for more than a decade before taking up permanent residence in Western Massachusetts. He is a resident of Shelburne Falls.
These works are imbued with the stillness and richness of pastoral life. Bourman’s adeptness and precision, and his eye for form satisfy the viewer intimately. Each painting is a revery on the moment and the place. More than memory or photography, each harbors an experience in the frame. Views of Shelburne Falls and surrounding towns are the subjects of these paintings.
Opening reception was Oct 19th from 5-7. Exhibition runs from Oct 19th to Nov 3 Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5, other times on request.
Ursa Major Gallery is located at 1 Deerfield Ave in Shelburne Falls MA
For more information and purchases call
413 824 0502