Although she resides in Auckland, the Coromandel is where Brenda feels most at home. The beach, the trees, nature - raw and beautiful, are the subjects of Brenda’s work. Brenda’s process is very much an organic, natural approach to painting, beginning with sweeping, free-flowing layers of colour juxtaposed with definitive markings and outlines to create the composition and story of each piece. Brenda’s style is eclectic in colour, style and form but she remains constant in her love of painting, choosing to adapt in response to the ever-changing natural environment.
‘The landscape can present hundreds of different versions of itself, in different seasons, times of day and changes in light. I’m just over here trying to capture it all, and loving every minute of it!’