About The Artist
Eileen Bruni began drawing as soon as she could hold a number 2 pencil in her hand. She considers herself blessed that her parents delighted in the early emergence of her talent, and very lucky that she had uncles employed by a major paper company. “My uncles kept me well supplied with reams of copier paper . Sometimes is was gold or green colored, but I drew on it anyway!” she says.
Eileen has loved horses from an early age. They became one of her favorite subjects through the years. “At six years old, I used to wander down to a pony farm pasture about a quarter of a mile away-a real kid magnet. I would crawl under the fence and climb onto one of the ponies resting under the trees. In a child’s world where all is possible, it was pure heaven, and remains so in my memories,” she says.
Eileen also developed a deep interest and great respect for American Indian history. She has created a portfolio of American Indian artwork based on researching their history through reputable sources, in an effort to keep her work as authentic as possible.
“I research through current and out of print books and reference materials and visit pertinent museums in order to create as accurate and realistic artistic representation as possible, “ she says. The result is a portfolio of black and white highly detailed portraiture, and color work depicting everyday American Indian life from centuries past. “American Indians lived rich, intricate and highly spiritual lives. I try to bring that to life in my artwork.” Bruni says.
Bruni’s body of work includes a portfolio of early 20th century Adirondack portraitures, commemorating the extraordinary people of those times, fairy tale and fantasy art, and wolves.
“I loved fairy tales as a child, so I really enjoyed bringing to some of my favorite stories to life.” she says. Her fantasy portfolio revolves around the beauty of creation and the power of the horse. “I do not have children, so I have always been fascinated from an outsiders point of view on one of the most powerful creative acts a woman can do-carry and bear a child. I created this body of work to reflect the wonder of the power of that capacity and the power of the horse.” she said.
Bruni spends the majority of her free time riding her horse and walking her dog through the fields and down the country roads that surround her home. That gives her a great opportunity to take in the natural world around her, which is reflected in her artwork. Most of her works are mixed media, consisting of pastel, pencil and watercolor. She will beginning a new portfolio of oils this fall.
She lives happily in upstate New York on her 35 acre country home with her artist/designer husband Mario, her horses, her dog and cat and other all the other creatures who wander onto the property. She hopes you enjoy her work.