about the artist

bio_final_72T As a child, Brenda could always be found with a crayon or pencil in her hand, dreaming of becoming an artist one day. She completed her formal education in Fine Art at the University of Tennessee, then moved to the Atlanta area where she raised her three children. As her love of art grew, she devoted more time to developing her skills in water-media, researching and absorbing everything possible on composition and design. As her talents advanced, Brenda was offered the opportunity to study with numerous prominent watercolor instructors. She quickly became more and more intrigued with the illusive medium of watercolor, and soon began exhibiting her artwork. Interest in her work grew quickly and limited edition prints were made available for collectors.  She has won numerous awards and is currently in corporate and private collections around the world. Today her work remains primarily watercolor, and she is best known for her Christmas artwork. Brenda is represented by Leo Licensing, LLC, and her art can be found on many fine home decor and gift items such as tapestries, ceramics and porcelains, Christmas cards and more. From Brenda’s studio, which sits high above the surrounding terrain, the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains bring much peace and inspiration.  Her studio is a little bit of paradise where Brenda often spends many hours completely lost in the joy of painting. Through her many years as an artist, Brenda has realized that even with all of the knowledge gained and techniques practiced, the most important ingredients is the love and joy that is poured into each and every one of her paintings. Each new piece of art is a direct reflection of who she is…a view inside her creative world. And she welcomes you to join her!