The End of Summer


This new painting features the time honored medium of egg tempera and was painted on a traditional gessoed board, prepared by the artist. Egg tempera is valued for the intensity and radiance of colors, remaining beautiful for centuries. The artist uses natural ingredients, various rock and earth materials ground to fine powder, to which he adds water and egg yolk. 

The End of Summer measures 20 x 30 inches and will be available for purchase in 2017. 


The End of Summer, egg tempera on panel, 20 x 30 inches

The End of Summer (detail)


Save St. Matthews Chapel

On September 3 an art auction was held at St. Matthews Chapel in Todd, NC, in support of the restoration of this local historic structure so that it can be used as a community center. A high quality reproduction (a framed gicleé) of my painting, Through the Window, was sold and over $3,000 was raised. Reproductions of this painting have not been available before but can now be purchased from a limited edition of 25. Contact me for more information regarding this painting and the fundraising efforts or go to the Facebook page "Save St. Matthews". A contribution of 10% of each sale will be directly donated to the restoration fund.

Through the Window, (Detail) oil on panel, 17.5 x 23.5", gicleé for sale - click for full image

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Brian Andrew Drake

Brian was born May 29, 1980 and experienced more in his 33 years than most do in a lifetime.