Brenda originally trained as a dress designer at Bradford Art College, West Yorkshire, and after graduating worked in St Anne Square, Manchester designing and making high end garments. She then moved on to designing and producing her own clothing for Ladies and children wear. “It filled me with immense pride to see a design start on paper, with a swatch of fabric beside it, and finishing in a glossy magazine worn by an attractive model. Even better seeing someone wearing the design on the street knowing it had come from your workshop”.
Always ambition to paint after being overwhelmed at an early age by a Leonardo da Vinci painting in the National Gallery, and then later discovering Degas and impressionism, it was just a matter of time before she could find a way to train in Fine art.
She enrolled on a fine art course at St Albans College learning to paint in oils and acrylic. Three years later enrolling at the Wycombe Amersham College to study for BHDAD where she earned a distinction.
Her works are now in private collections throughout the UK as well as Germany, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland and Ireland.
“I consider myself a colourist, my dress design background and my training as a painter releases a sense of rhythm and pattern in my work. I use strong colour, to create a balanced composition in my painting whether it’s landscape/still life/seascape or the figure”.