Artist Profile: Matthew Paca Bransky

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Flock of SeagulsTitle: Flock of Seaguls

Medium:Oil

Size:36" x 24"

Price:$1,850.00

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Bird FeederTitle: Bird Feeder

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$350.00

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Picking FlowersTitle: Picking Flowers

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$325.00

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Koala Bear Wood SculptureTitle: Koala Bear Wood Sculpture

Medium:Sculpture/3-D

Size:10" x 11"

Price:$450.00

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Garden HoursTitle: Garden Hours

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$675.00

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Flying towards the MountainsTitle: Flying towards the Mountains

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Hidden HouseTitle: Hidden House

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Mountain Waterfall BoundTitle: Mountain Waterfall Bound

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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A Path to a ViewTitle: A Path to a View

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Evening CalmTitle: Evening Calm

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Reflections of RedTitle: Reflections of Red

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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In for the NightTitle: In for the Night

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$325.00

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Waiting for DinnerTitle: Waiting for Dinner

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$375.00

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Snow WavesTitle: Snow Waves

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$250.00

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Waiting for SpringTitle: Waiting for Spring

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Snow PeaksTitle: Snow Peaks

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Rose JuliusTitle: Rose Julius

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$275.00

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Seaguls on GuardTitle: Seaguls on Guard

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$600.00

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SeashellsTitle: Seashells

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$600.00

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Slide Rock MountainTitle: Slide Rock Mountain

Medium:Oil

Size:18" x 24"

Price:$775.00

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Rocket TakeoffTitle: Rocket Takeoff

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$275.00

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RapidsTitle: Rapids

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Work to be doneTitle: Work to be done

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$375.00

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Pretty BirdTitle: Pretty Bird

Medium:Pastel

Size:18" x 24"

Price:$475.00

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Questions UnansweredTitle: Questions Unanswered

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$475.00

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SolitudeTitle: Solitude

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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The OperaTitle: The Opera

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$350.00

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Morning LightTitle: Morning Light

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Tidal WaveTitle: Tidal Wave

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 17"

Price:$375.00

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Mount RushmoreTitle: Mount Rushmore

Medium:Oil

Size:48" x 24"

Price:$1,800.00

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Over and UnderTitle: Over and Under

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$550.00

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Night WatchTitle: Night Watch

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 20"

Price:$550.00

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Tide Coming InTitle: Tide Coming In

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$550.00

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Young WarriorTitle: Young Warrior

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$375.00

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Calm ReflectionsTitle: Calm Reflections

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$375.00

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Mirrored MountainsTitle: Mirrored Mountains

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 9"

Price:$400.00

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Admiring TreeTitle: Admiring Tree

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$475.00

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Midnight BlissTitle: Midnight Bliss

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$650.00

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LIghouse DreamsTitle: LIghouse Dreams

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 18"

Price:$825.00

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Lightning StrikesTitle: Lightning Strikes

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$550.00

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Game NightTitle: Game Night

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$275.00

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Wilderness Mist in the DistanceTitle: Wilderness Mist in the Distance

Medium:Oil

Size:48" x 24"

Price:$1,850.00

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A Stream Runs Through ItTitle: A Stream Runs Through It

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$275.00

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Hot Air BalloonsTitle: Hot Air Balloons

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$450.00

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House in The WoodsTitle: House in The Woods

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$325.00

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Italian PicnicTitle: Italian Picnic

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$350.00

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Light It UpTitle: Light It Up

Medium:Oil

Size:30" x 24"

Price:$1,625.00

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Fishing Off PierTitle: Fishing Off Pier

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$450.00

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Fun at The BeachTitle: Fun at The Beach

Medium:Oil

Size:48" x 36"

Price:$1,900.00

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Elk PoseTitle: Elk Pose

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$425.00

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Fall HouseTitle: Fall House

Medium:Oil

Size:30" x 24"

Price:$1,500.00

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Fall LeavesTitle: Fall Leaves

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Candlelight in the WoodsTitle: Candlelight in the Woods

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$400.00

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Driftwood FishTitle: Driftwood Fish

Medium:Mixed Media

Size:30" x 10"

Price:$375.00

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CattledriveTitle: Cattledrive

Medium:Oil

Size:48" x 24"

Price:$1,200.00

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Night Out On the TownTitle: Night Out On the Town

Medium:Oil

Size:48" x 30"

Price:$2,800.00

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After the RainTitle: After the Rain

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$325.00

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Fallen CreekTitle: Fallen Creek

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$375.00

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Shades of BloomTitle: Shades of Bloom

Medium:Oil

Size:28" x 22"

Price:$1,650.00

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Mohave HorizonTitle: Mohave Horizon

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$325.00

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Barn HouseTitle: Barn House

Medium:Oil

Size:36" x 24"

Price:$800.00

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Country ShelterTitle: Country Shelter

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 36"

Price:$900.00

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On my Way HomeTitle: On my Way Home

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 20"

Price:$875.00

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Card GamesTitle: Card Games

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$275.00

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A Stream at DawnTitle: A Stream at Dawn

Medium:Oil

Size:48" x 36"

Price:$975.00

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CrochetTitle: Crochet

Medium:Oil

Size:16" x 20"

Price:$375.00

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Apple Tree FarmTitle: Apple Tree Farm

Medium:Oil

Size:30" x 40"

Price:$825.00

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BridgeTitle: Bridge

Medium:Oil

Size:24" x 48"

Price:$2,000.00

Matthew Paca Bransky

P.O. Box 623
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

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Hello, Welcome to my art profile page. I am also known by the name "Paca". The name Paca originated from my grandson Tyler who dubbed me that name when he first could speak in 1996. The relationship of Paca and his grandson is such that the bonding of “Paca” versus “Grandpa” became the only name I was known by to Tyler and subsequently to my granddaughter Tristan. The significance of using Paca as a signature on my artwork didn’t dawn on me until several years later. I was always torn by my painting signatures due to the length of my name that I tried several ways of signing my early artwork, such as Matthew R.J. Bransky, Matt Bransky, finally to merely initials M.R.J.B. My early work can be identified by these signatures. My initial interest in art was during a period of time that I was coping with an illness and I resorted to attempting to draw images and places that I had perceived as safe. My abilities at that time were lacking in both composition and conformity to acceptable standards of art acceptance. Initial works were done in pencil, graduated to colored pencil, advancing into light chalk pastels with an attempt at watercolor which soon waned. I then embarked on viewing every conceivable art show or program that was televised on public television. This opened my mind to the concepts and principles of painting. Watching these shows taught me many basic concepts of perspective and composition. I proceeded to purchase my first canvas and acrylic art supplies. My first endeavor, based on photographs I had taken, Montezuma’s Castle in Campe Verde, Arizona was to recreate this complex architectural structure on canvas to represent the enormity of this stronghold of Montezuma’s determination to remain free. Since that time and several hundred paintings later, my artwork has progressed to representational style, primarily in landscapes and seascapes depicting the natural environment created by realistic and imagined environs. The only schooling in relation to my art background is that of one semester of life drawing at Glendale Community College. My art professor stressed the importance of negative drawing. For sometime I struggled with this concept and failed to totally comprehend it. It was not until my semester finals, in which I had to reproduce ten master’s works of art. The selections of these ten masters were at my choosing, but the accuracy was imperative. My choices for this final project consisted of Matisse, Seurat, Copeland and other renowned masters. The choices I made were based on the complexity and simplicity to which these masters applied their craft. Over time, I have since taken on paintings composed not only of still landscape scenes, but have incorporated people into many of my compositions. The basic principles I learned during this one semester were the anatomy of both human and animal life forms. I have since created paintings of wildlife to portraits. I have since eliminated any fears I previously had with adding life to my paintings. My passion for seascapes and lighthouses has driven me to compose and paint several national lighthouse landmarks. This passion is further driven by my sense of the lifestyle of these keepers who preserved the safety of our maritime explorers. Their dedication paralleled that of these sailors that endeavored to un-chartered waters and unknown hazards. The life of these lighthouse keepers was simple, fraught with harsh conditions and the responsibility, unselfishly and steadfast in their course of daily life. Not only was their life simple, but their dedication imposed severe hardship on their family and lifestyle. Currently, all lighthouses operate on an automatic system. No longer must a light-keeper climb the towering steps to ignite his beacon. I regress beyond my past and wish I could have experienced the simple lifestyle of a lighthouse keeper. I enjoy solitude and self imposed isolation. The uniqueness in architecture of each individual lighthouse fascinates me to a point of an endless supply of subject matter for my current paintings. My fascination with the sea, its violence, serenity and constant ever changing representations give me inspiration to pursue any depiction I desire to portray these magnificent architectural wonders. Although I am currently on a quest to portray these magnificent scenes in both a representational and impressionistic style, my desire is to be recognized as a representational artist of the Renaissance era in the style of artists such as Renoir. His representations of women of that specific time era, in flowing white lace dresses, sunbonnets and flowers has given me the inspiration to replicate that time period. I have since painted some artwork, depicting those images that I constantly perceive in my mind of which my first endeavor is titled “Mommy and Me,” a painting of a mother and daughter strolling down a path, framed by wild flowers and sunlit skies. The contrast of these two women against the background of a sunset and a field of wildflowers gives this painting a unique perspective of counter-imposing subjects. The viewer’s perception of this painting could be that of harmony, unification or companionship and relativity to ones environment. It has been said by people viewing my various art styles that it is difficult for them to perceive that the same artist has painted these various works. My goal is not to specialize in any one field of subjects. My aspiration is to excel in the mastery of versatility. To confine myself to one genre would be to limit myself as many artists have done and be recognized only for one particular category and style. My passion and drive do not allow me to limit myself to any specific direction. As I paint each new painting, I learn techniques, which I find to be applicable to my next undertaking. I find that continuously adopting and applying newly learned skills allow me to expand my undying resolve to become a master in modern times.