Art has been a passion since Brenda can remember, but in more recent times it has become far more than having fun putting paint on the canvas. It has become a way of visually remembering and documenting beautiful moments and imaginings. Brenda's work has become increasingly about being mindful, the ability to focus on the here and now. That’s when her best work transpires.
As a self-taught artist/painter, there is a constant yearning to teach herself more about her craft. "I love the freedom that comes with experimenting. Painting evokes an almost childlike wonder and excitement in me".
Brenda's work invites the viewer to feel an emotion and draw on their own connection with nature rather than purely observing the image or colour. She is drawn to working with slow-drying acrylics which are much closer to an oil in texture, colour and saturation. Each piece involves multiple layers and is very much an organic process. The slow-drying acrylics enable a longer manipulation timeframe.
Brenda's style has continued to evolve, but with the continual thread of leaning into thick lush textures with gestural brushstrokes to create a more abstracted final work.
Brenda's work has sold privately to collectors worldwide with pieces residing in Los Angeles, London, Cambridge, Glasgow, Abu Dhabi and throughout Aotearoa.