About the Artist


About the Artist

Bryn Gillette is a painter and art teacher defined by his identity as an “ambassador of Jesus Christ, a husband, and a father”.  He finished seven years as a full time art, photography, and Bible teacher at Trinity-Pawling School in 2017, and has recently moved with his wife and four children to NC to become the high school art teacher at Charlotte Christian School.  Bryn is particularly excited that his children will now attend the same school that he works at and that their tribe can adventure through life together each day.  He is the co-founder of TeamOne:27, a non-profit dedicated to serving the needs of Haitian orphans, and has spent much of his artistic time as an advocate and champion of the needs of Haiti.  The unique blend of Bryn's Spirit-filled posture, realistic and abstracted painting style, articulate speaking, and remarkably fast live painting process have made his work highly sought out by church communities, private collectors, and organizations.

Education:

2009 M.F.A.  Western Connecticut State University.  Painting.

2001 B.A.  Gordon College.  Summa Cum Laude.  Visual Art- Painting Concentration.  Minor in Biblical Studies.  Four Year A.J. Gordon Scholar.

1998 Mount Olive High School.  Student of the Year.  Inaugural recipient of “Integrity” award.


Recent Teaching and Speaking Experiences:

2010-2017.  Full time teacher of art, Bible, digital media, and photography at Trinity-Pawling School, NY to grades 7-12.

2015-2017 Four separate events at "The Net" service at Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. : including live paintings 2015, 2016, & 2017, a presentation of the original "Beyond The Ruins" painting series 2015, and a congregational participation collaboration with Ben Woodward's workshop in 2016.

2014-2017  Summers.  Bryn designed and hosted a week long “Art Camp” for grades 4-12 in partnership with Walnut Hill Community Church integrating artistic skills and spirit-sensitive creativity.

2017 May.  “Simply Worship”.  Live painting with Aaron Keyes and breakout session tour guide of his retrospective show at Walnut Hill Community Church.

2017 April.  "Holy of Holies" live service painting and farewell retrospective art reception for the show "Legacy of Vision" accompanying Bryn's book by that name covering 12 years of prophetic painting at Walnut Hill Community Church.

2016 Nov.  Live painting at the annual women's conference "Cling" in N.H.

2016 Oct.  “Movement Day Global Cities” N.Y.C.. Breakout session speaker: “The Artist in Lament”.

2016 Oct.  Guest co-speaker with mentor Bruce Herman for Gordon College's chapel service and guest lecturer at senior "Capstone" class.

2016 May.  Artistic ambassador and prophetic presenter at "Movement Day Haiti", Petionville, Haiti.

2016 March.  Co-presenter with Bruce Herman highlighting alumni contributing to culture for Gordon College's Fundraiser gathering on Sea Island, GA.

2016.  "Momentum" worship gathering collaborative mosaic project "The Bride" at ValleyBrook church, Granby, CT.

2015 Dec.  Live painting series with guest worship leader, prayer conference speaker Ben Woodward.  Walnut Hill Community Church, CT.

2015.  "Cornerstone" live painting, keynote presentation, and the "Mosaic" collaboration installation celebration at New York University hosted by the Navigators ministry.

2015 "Good Works" anniversary live painting and annual fundraiser, PA.  

2014 Nov. “Simply Worship”.  Live painting with Aaron Keyes and breakout session teacher on “Prophetic Art”.

2014 Oct.  “Movement Day” N.Y.C.. Breakout session speaker: “The Work of Art- where work, mission, and worship meet”.  

2014 Oct.  Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation 2014 Conference on “Mental Wellness”- Danbury, CT (Western Connecticut State University).  Breakout session speaker: “Caravans of Care- a journey through Bi-Polar”.

2014 Aug.  Collaboratively designed an interactive outreach project through art entitled “Spiritual Mosaic” for New York University’s freshmen orientation in partnership with the Navigators.  

2014 Aug.  Saddleback Church.  Lake Forest, CA.  Art show reception for the "Beyond The Ruins".  Guest presenter for ExCreatis: “Kingdom Minded Artists- Our Place in the MetaNarrative”. 

2014 Jul.  “Creative Church Conference”, Boise ID.  Plenary speaker: “Cultivating a Creative Culture of Worship”.

2014 Jul.  “Via Affirmativa” Annual Navigators Art Conference presenter.  Colorado Springs, CO.

2014 Apr.  “Ablaze Conference: Rising Generation”, Colby Sawyer College, NH.  Live painting and speaker for the Navigators: “Our place in the Meta-Narrative”.

2014 Apr.  Navigator’s winter conference Pittsfield, MA.  Live painting and presentation “Living in Real Time with an Eternal God”.  

2014 Apr.  Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Danbury, CT.  Reception presentation: “Seven Spheres of Influence- how do Nations Heal?”

2014 Jan.  Beraca Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NY.  Fourth Anniversary of the Haitian earthquake message: “Beyond The Ruins- a vision of Haiti’s destiny restored”.  

2014Jan.  Cairn University. “Beyond the Ruins” lecture and gallery reception.

2013 June.  Live painting "Multiply" during the song debut and tribute concert by the Desperation Band at Walnut Hill Community Church, CT.

2013 Summer.  Prophetic series "The Caleb Moment", "Joshua at Ai", and "Multiply" for Walnut Hill Community Church.

2013 March.  Cairn University Chapel Presentation- “Our place in the Meta-Narrative” Langhorne, PA.

2013 Easter.  Holy Week 16 painting series collaboration with singer/songwriter Graham Kendrick.

2012 Dec.  “The Curse Undone”.  Jericho, VT.  Live painting collaboration of the scriptural Meta-Narrative with Pastor Peter Anderson (my father-in-law).

2012 Dec.  "The Good Shepherd" live painting and "Dylan Hockley Tribute" memorial service live painting in following the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook, CT.