Bro Halff debuts two books about North Dakota

North Dakota is the subject of award-winning artist and poet Bro Halff’s latest two books, which debuted in January, 2020. Each book is filled with vibrant watercolors, insightful prose sketches, and enjoyable poems, describing the state and its people. Both books are based upon Mr. Halff’s experiences during his thirty years in the state. 

For almost half a century, Bro Halff has been writing, painting, and sculpting. A number of his works have won awards at exhibits throughout the country. His watercolors depict, with radiant colors and bold composition, rural, urban, and small-town America. Mr. Halff currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota and Kauai, Hawaii.

The two books, entitled North Dakota Days and North Dakota Travels, capture the beauty and friendly spirit of North Dakota. Both books are available in hard cover and paperback editions. His art is shown at Gallery 522 in Bismarck, and will be featured in a special exhibit at the Bismarck Art and Galleries Association (BAGA) in 2021. The books are available for purchase at BAGA, on Amazon, and at simplergifts.com

  • Indian Summer

  • Winding Road

  • Medora Chateau


  • The Oldest Bridge


  • North Dakota Days


  • Hitting the Trail

 


 

Summaries:

North Dakota Days

North Dakota Days is a radiant collection of watercolors and writings by Bro Halff, capturing the beauty of North Dakota’s land and buildings, and the life-affirming attitude of its people. This book and its companion volume, North Dakota Travels, portray diverse landscapes and townscapes in one of America’s most beautiful states. The prose and poetry in the book bring to life the optimistic and friendly spirit of the state’s people, as well as the colorful history of some of its most appealing sights. This is a personal tribute to North Dakota and an evocation of its people’s outlooks and ways of life. The intent of the author’s style is a fresh and optimistic look at scenes that delight our senses, and that stimulate our capacity for wonder before the world around us. His artwork tells a story into which the observer is invited, in sheer enjoyment of the experience.

Paperback and Hardcover available, for $29.95 (paperback) and $49.95 (hardcover)

Number of Pages: 133
Publication Date: January 15, 2020
Format: Full Color
Size: 12"x9"

 

North Dakota Travels

North Dakota Travels is a vibrant collection of watercolors and writings by Bro Halff, capturing the beauty of North Dakota’s land and buildings, and the positive spirt of its people. This book and its companion volume, North Dakota Days, present diverse landscapes and townscapes in one of America’s most beautiful states. The author describes, in prose, poetry, and luminous paintings, his travels throughout the state, to small towns, cities, and across the vast and awe-inspiring land. The author captures the patterns of daily life and in the land itself that inspire and sustain North Dakota residents and delight visitors. He portrays the good-natured humor and neighborliness that distinguish the state. The book also describes the very distinct seasons in North Dakota. This volume is a captivating journey to singular corners of the state, and a spiritual odyssey that offers perceptions and insights that delight and refresh the reader.

Paperback and Hardcover available, for $29.95 (paperback) and $49.95 (hardcover)

Number of Pages: 133
Publication Date: January 15, 2020
Format: Full Color
Size: 12"x9"

 


 

Biography:

Bro Halff is a North Dakota and Hawaii artist who is known for his watercolors and poetry. Born in 1946, he was raised in Dallas, Texas, and educated in Texas, New Hampshire, Maryland, and California. He has lived in Bismarck, Dallas, Washington, DC, Kansas City, the Bahamas, Spain, Peru, Baltimore, Malibu, San Diego, and Hawaii. Since 1978, he has worked as a writer, editor, artist, and publisher. The central theme of his poetry is the celebration of human diversity and of nature. His watercolors depict, with radiant colors and bold composition, rural, urban, and small-town America. A number of his works have won awards at juried exhibits, and are routinely shown throughout the country. He recently completed two books of poetry, prose sketches ,and watercolors of North Dakota, entitled North Dakota Days and North Dakota Travels. Another work of poetry and pen-and-ink drawings, Seasonal Delights, has been published by the Mellen Poetry Press. Mr. Halff currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota, and on Kauai, in Hawaii. He maintains an art gallery and publishing firm in San Diego. His artworks also may be seen and purchased at www.simplergifts.com.

  


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 20, 2020

Tiffany Eckroth

505 E Main Ave, Ste. 250, Bismarck, ND 58501

701.255.3067

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