Brenda and her husband recently moved to Covington, Georgia to be near her children and grandchildren. She is primarily an oil painter but also occasionally works in printmaking and mixed media to stimulate new channels of thought and fresh approach to mark making. “I consider myself a colorist and enjoy exploring color and expression as a catalyst in my process.” BBB Studio on Floyd St. is scheduled for completion in summer 2021.
Brenda graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BFA degree. In 1997, she became one of the first twenty-three national arts educators to receive the prestigious National Board-Certified Techers Award. She worked as a visual arts educator from 1966 to 2009 and received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, Time Warner Star Teacher, as well as the prestigious NCAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year award.
In 2009, Brenda retired to pursue a full-time career as a painter. As an award winning and collected regional artist, she exhibits frequently in both one person and invitational shows.
Recent projects include Lincolnton Cultural Center, Arts on Main, Wall Power Annual Show, Belk Award of Excellence recipient, Semi-Annual Exhibitions Bliss Gallery.
Brenda loves the energy of her new community and looks forward to growing with WildArt and Covington.