“From the beginning, my work has always had a commitment to figurative themes. Even when I explore other subject matters, I find myself reverting to human form and the intrigue of human connections.
I work entirely from memory, depending on remembrances of my observations and feelings. I continually search for different ways to visually convey emotions, attitudes, and circumstances.
When I start working, I usually have no preconceived idea of a specific image. I begin in the hope of discovery through my spontaneity and intuition. During the creative process, a painting often goes through several metamorphoses. The final images may be ambiguous, even to me.
Ultimately, my intention is to depict the human spirit through its form and to create sometimes paradoxical notions that have emotional and intellectual impact on the viewer.”
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Agnes Preston-Brame studied fine art at the Desi Huber School of Arts and Academy of Fine Art in Budapest, Sir George Williams University School of Arts in Montréal, Art Students’ League of New York, and in 1971, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Fine Art Degree from NYU, New Paltz. Since graduating, she has worked as a professional artist and designer, and has divided her career between painting, designing for the home furnishing industry, and interior design. Before moving to Greensboro in 1986, she had a freelance design studio for textiles and wallpaper in New York City designing for companies such as Brunschwig and Fils and Kravet. She has participated in several group and solo shows in galleries and museums, including GreenHill Center for NC Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Durham Art Guild, Ann Leonard Gallery in New York, Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, and Budapest Galeria in Hungary. Her paintings and drawings are in numerous private and corporate collections. Today, she splits her time between painting, running her interior design firm, Metamorphosis Design, LLC, in downtown Greensboro, and traveling the world.