Bregelle Whitworth Davis was born in 1985. Raised in a small town in Idaho and growing up near Jackson, WY and Yellowstone National Park, she gained a great appreciation of fine art inside galleries and outside in the wonders of nature. She grew up surrounded by a family passionate for art, adventures, and animals, especially wildlife. She still ventures out as often as she can to study and photograph wildlife to use for her paintings.
After meeting her future husband in Jackson, they continued to date and were married while they both attended Brigham Young University of Idaho. While completing her Bachelor’s Degree in record time, Bregelle was awarded several scholarships for artistic and academic excellence.
Over the last 10 years, Bregelle has been featured in many solo and group art shows across the country including; dozens of galleries, the Springville Museum “Annual Spring Salon”, the National Museum of Wildlife Art “Western Visions” show, and the Hogle Zoo’s “World of the Wild”. Hogle Zoo also selected her to be their Featured Artist in 2014. She has been blessed with wonderful collectors from all over the World, some as far away as Australia, Norway, and even China. Her artwork has also been featured in multiple magazine articles.
Following college, Bregelle and her husband moved to Salt Lake City, UT. Not long after their 11th anniversary last year, their lives changed drastically. While Bregelle was pregnant with their first child; she received a diagnosis of very aggressive Breast cancer. Bregelle was induced mere hours later and delivered their healthy son 2 weeks early. Within a week and a half Bregelle started aggressive chemotherapy treatments. After a long hard year of chemo, radiation, surgeries, countless complications, and being a new mom, Bregelle is finally back in the studio painting again. Though her hands have needed some retraining because of neuropathy and her painting is slow going, she is so grateful that there is no evidence of cancer. Now Bregelle splits her time between rebuilding herself physically, and her two favorite sources of happiness: her family and creating art.
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I am passionate about creating artwork that brightens the lives of others and shares my affection for animals and color. Although skilled in other mediums, my enthusiasm lies in acrylics. My style is meant to resemble the crisp illusion of a silk-screened print, but with the rich textured surface that can only be achieved through traditional painting techniques. Focusing on the power of color, I use a limited palette to bring out the life and energy of each subject, contained within the space of a canvas. Through a simplified palette, I believe that constraints or limitations breed creativity. It is far easier to render a believable image with an unlimited palette than it is to portray an animal with only 3 colors. My artwork draws inspiration from the classical artists, the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Pop-Art movements. Along with the subject matter itself, each animal has a mood and place in time. I strive to capture those moments.