Lincolnshire) studied at Great Yarmouth College of
Art & Design
and Leicester Polytechnic Fine Art Painting & ATD.
Inspiration in recent
years has come from walks
a personal response in the abstract. In 2002 Brenda spent
part of a sabbatical year walking in Peru. Drawings and paintings
from the Andean walks series were featured in the August
/ September 2002 exhibition at Elm Hill Contemporary
Brenda’s paintings, predominantly
oil on canvas, have thinly applied layers of glazing that
allow colours to resonate.
Memories are distilled
through the process of remembering and forgetting, and
the works evolve from her sifting and sorting of colours,
textures and shapes which become the raw material for the
paintings, with colour being the dominant component. Brenda
refers to non-figurative work allowing others free entry; “a ...
non-denominational art of the spirit”.
work whilst still primarily concerned with colour relationships
and the materiality of paint also reveals an acute awareness
of the immediacy of visual perception and the transience
of that experience.