Brenda works from her studio in Dardanelle, Arkansas. She grew up in Oklahoma City, where her art
education consisted of high school art and sculpture classes. There, as a member of the Art Honor
Society, her love of oil painting began. She is largely self-taught. Her paintings begin as simple drawings,
followed by a sepia-toned underpainting in order to work out the values and composition.
Brenda has always gravitated toward the western genre. Artists such as James Bama and Carl Brenders
have inspired her to paint realism. Having a love of equine subjects, adding cowboys, cowgirls and
natives seemed a natural progression.
Brenda has had several solo shows and has attended art workshops taught by prominent artists. As a
member of several revered art societies she’s been juried into countless fine art shows across the
country garnered many awards and judged nationally acclaimed small works show. She is a member
of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS), Oil Painters of America (OPA), International
Guild of Realism (IGOR), Women Artists of the West (WAOW), and American Women Artists (AWA),