Brenda K Brown
Brenda K Brown
About the Artist – Brenda K Brown
Brenda comes from a family of creative makers, tinkerers, and artists. She has lived in wild and rural settings; the foothills of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, to Coastal Alaska, and along the Pacific Coast of British Columbia.
• B.S Degree in Human Development, over 30 years as an educator in grades K to 12.
• Raised 4 amazing children; is delighting in her grandchildren.
• Trained by mentors, workshops taught by professional artists, and over 25 years of self-learning and practice.
• Founding member of North Coast Artists’ Cooperative. Active in the Canadian Federation of Artists, Nanaimo Chapter.
Brenda works in printmaking, watercolour, oils, acrylic, pastel and ink. Produces 3-d works and jewelry in copper and silver. She enjoys teaching others to create and express themselves with their own art.
Artist’s Statement for Brenda K Brown
Every day I experience something in nature that invokes a response: a need to create and express an instance in time. For me, it’s not always about the big picture, like the beautiful sunrise. I study what is it that I am connected to: is it that golden peach light in the sky, that is also touching the edge of the rocks and extends to my arms? The way a misty light hovers over a patch of land, or shredded bark on a sea-tossed log washed ashore? I love the challenge to show this texture and mood in my work.
Metalworking extends this mixing of textures and shapes. Copper, silver and brass on the same piece! Aligning pearls, leather, and crystals to mingle on one’s wrist…that’s the statement I’m going for. I’m just thankful to experience nature and creation; to derive art from it all is a treasured gift.