Hidden in the hills surrounding Wimberley you will find Gil Bruvel in his studio hard at work on his latest artistic endeavor.
Born in Sydney, Australia but raised in southern France, Gil started experimenting with art at age 9. His father, a cabinet maker acquainted Gil with wood sculpting and furniture design which are skills he applies to his functional art designs and sculptures.
When he was fifteen years of age Gil began studies at an art restoration workshop in Chateaurenard, France; studying under M. Laurent de Montcassin, learning the techniques of Old and Modern Masters as well as art history of the 14th-20th century. Later, he set up his studio in St. Remy de Provence until 1986 when he first made his way to the United States, making it his permanent residence in 1990.
Artist and Filmmaker Alyssa Taylor Wendt, describes him as, “Artist. Sculptor. Creative Force. Dreamer. Visionary. Craftsman. Aesthete. The first seven of many monikers that come to mind when considering the force of will and majesty that is contained in the work and mind of the Wimberley, Texas artist Gil Bruvel.”
To see more of Gil’s work visit his website by clicking on this link Gil Bruvel Website
Jury Day for the February show is on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Opening night Champagne Reception is on Friday, February 23, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center at 14068 RR 12. The Show will run through April 9, 2018.