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Artist - Howard Behrens

Updated on March 21, 2016

If you love Itay - then you will most certainly love the artistic works of world renown artist Howard Behrens.

Howard Behrens is a famous painter whose specialty is the beautiful, serene and colorful landscapes of Itay.

His paintings also include breathtaking scenery - taking you directly to one of the world's most beloved and treasured places.

It is said that Behrens was influenced by Monet and Van Gogh. His work is both masterful and iconic. His style is so distinctive, once you see his work, you will forever remember his name and the paintings will be forever engraved in your memory as a beautiful place to return to for peace and serenity.

This New England artist has captured and brings to life beautiful intimate gardens of New England and of Italy.

Behrens holds a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of Maryland.

Idyllic Places Are Behren's Specialty

Beautiful vistas, verandas overlooking estate gardens, and scenic villas are among Behren's idyllic playland. Taking us to complete solitude and beauty.

Journey with me as we explore Behren's work on canvas here on the Internet with photos and videos.

Howard Behrens
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Howard Behrens

"Now In: Howard Behrens' Biography I feel a tremendous amount of excitement facing a new canvas. This energy comes from the thrill of transforming it into a recollection of my travels to the world's most beautiful and romantic places. As an Expressionist, I paint fast while the passion for the painting is very strong. For me, the paint is the subject matter just as much as the image. I love the juicy chunks of color that I can translate to canvas with my palette knife ." --Howard Behrens"

"After visiting Giverny, France, last year, the artist created a "Tribute to Monet" series that was exhibited at the Embassy of France in Washington, D. C. As an official artist for the 2002 Winter Olympics, Behrens' painting, "In Motion," was featured at the games. The artist's works are owned by numerous, well-known collectors and are in the permanent collections of many museums. The most recent Behrens' collectors are former President George Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush.

Behrens and his wife, Judi, travel the world - Italy, Bermuda, Mexico, across America - to many of their favorite places filled with Celebrate romance with Behrens, a poet sculpting paint on canvases that are alive with color, and join him on a romance with the sun that will never end. Though born in Chicago, he is a longtime resident of the Washington, D. C. area. The artist's works are published and distributed as limited editions by Behrens International Group, LLC"

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Beach Influence - Palm Beach

While Howard Behrens resides in Washington DC and has traveled the world, he attributes his inspiration to beaches - mainly Palm Beach Florida.

His work is inspirational and serene - a true artist taking us to a peaceful places in our busy hectic lives.

Beautiful Music and Howard Behrens Artwork

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Promotional Video by Howard Behrens

Villa Behrens

"WELCOME TO VILLA BEHRENS - our home and Howard's private studio. Villa Behrens is situated on four wooded acres in Potomac, MD, which is located on the outskirts of the Nation’s Capital. We designed and built our villa as a reflection of the mood and romance of Howard's paintings. A Mediterranean-style villa, it is surrounded by water -- from the koi breeding ponds in the front entry gardens; to the Zen Garden, koi reflecting pond, and lagoon pool. Our back dining pavillion and the pool provide an exquisite view of the setting sun, as well as the forest and natural creek on our property. We hope that you enjoy your visual tour !"

Howard Behrens

Wynonna Judd - With Howard Behrens Paintings

Behren's Gardens, Vistas and Villas

Thank you for journeying with me through Behren's serene gardens, villas and vistas. This quick trip to Italy I hope has inspired you to visit either physically on an airplane or mentally when you take a moment for reflection and introspection.

I hope this journey remains in your heart and continues to bring you the joy and pleasure that it has brought me.


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    • D.A.L. profile image


      8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Fantastic hub, thank you for sharing the life and style of Howard Behrens with us and for introducing me to his wonderful paintings.


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