Brenda graduated from the University of North
Carolina Greensboro with a BFA degree. In
1997, she became one of the first twenty-three
arts educators to receive the prestigious
National Board Certified Teacher’s 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 (Gaston
County), and the North Carolina Secondary
Art Educator of the Year awards.
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 man and invitational shows.
Recent projects include: a four artists exhibition--
which includes 15 new works--at the Lincolnton
Cultural Center. She is also actively involved in
the growing arts Uptown where she is an artist
in residence at Arts on Main Gallery in Studio
One Hundred and Nine.
In addition, she maintains a second
facility, Rainbow Connection Studio,
which is also located in the uptown
area in Gastonia NC.