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I’ve been painting since early childhood. I attended San Jose State University, studying under Eric Oback, Robert Freimark (student of Henri Matisse) and Sam Richardson, graduating with scholarship honors in 1968. I have since been in numerous one-person and group shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and in Colorado, Arizona and Japan. In 2001 I had a one-person exhibit at the Museum of Northeast Nevada, as featured in VIA magazine. In 2008 my illustrations were used as book covers for novels "Iowa Terror" and "Guests of the Nation" by author Mike Palecek. I currently participate each October in Santa Cruz Open Studios, and other shows throughout the year.

As a songwriter, I’ve performed in clubs and venues in California, Canada, and on Island Princess Cruises, and wrote and produced the album “Julienne” in 1980. My most recent release is “Restless Heart” featuring 14 original songs, available on CD.

August 24: "Palo Alto Festival of the Arts", 1 pm on Webster Stage, University Av & Webster St.

August 30: "Empire's Edge", Russell Brutsché in Concert, fundraiser for Santa Cruz Art League, 7:30 pm, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz CA

September-October: Selected works on display, Art Research Office, 285B Water St., Santa Cruz CA, artresearchoffice.com

Additional shows throughout year: email russellb@baymoon.com or phone (831)426-4825 for schedule.