About the Artist

 Heavily influenced by the radical geometry on the  American Abstract Artists group from the 1930's and 1940's, and the  geometric side of Abstract Expressionism, Honey Z. Brennan's work  continues and expands upon this tradition.  Her canvases incorporate  cosmic and earthly images, painted in a largely hard-edge, geometric  style.

        Brennan, who majored in Political Science at the University of  Florida in Gainesville and took various courses at the Art Students  League in New York City is virtually self taught. However, she feels  indebted to modern masters such as Al Held, Frank Stella, Elisworth  Kelly, and Kenneth Nolan whose non objective geometric paints she  discovered in the 1960's in New York museums and art galleries  contemplating the form properties of their paints. There are references  to futuristic images and post modern architecture in Brennan's art which  is rich and unique, a visual amalgam of many styles, disciplines and  cultures.

        The artist begins a composition with detailed preliminary  sketches, meticulously rendered then transferred to scale onto canvas.  The placement of color is totally intuitive and changes are rarely made  after the first application of paint. Colors are then numerically coded  and applied in at least ten or more layers to obtain a deep saturation.

        According to Brennan, "no accidents are allowed" except for one  mistake deliberately incorporated into each composition. The artist adds  this "mistake" as a metaphor for human folly and the notion that  nothing in life is perfect yet life itself is still wonderful. It also  is an opportunity for the artist to let go in an otherwise meticulously  executed highly controlled work of art.

Find my Art

Honey Z. Brennan is the recipient of various awards and her art is displayed in various Collections

Exhibitions include:

  • The Guggenheim Mansion, Sands Point, New York
  • Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
  • The Musee d'Arte Moderne, Bordeau, France - 1993 International Biennial
  • The Hotel de Ville, Paris, France
  • The Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont
  • The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
  • The Courtyard Exhibit, Boca Raton, Florida
  • The Americana, Miracle Mile, Manhasset, New York (Horse Sculpture - permanent)
  • Belmont Race Track - (horse sculpture for Belmont Stakes Race)

Contact Me

Email me directly at hzb0206@aol.com

Honey Z Brennan

(516) 817-0775