People say that Brenda was born to be an artist. From her beginnings in Hamilton, Ontario, Art has always been her preferred ‘voice’

In fact, it is the art and drawing that Brenda vividly recalls from her childhood. Then, as she grew, while she was very successful in her academic pursuits, it is the fields of Arts and Drama where she particularly excelled. Primarily a ‘self-taught’ artist, Brenda also acquired her formal techniques and honed her skills and talents in artists’ studios.


One of her early career incarnations, in the 1980s, was in interior and furniture design in an exclusive design gallery in Toronto. But, it was her involvement with the Art Gallery of Ontario – AS A DOCENT IN THE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, where she again learned to see the world through the eyes of a ‘child’, which Brenda Found both rewarding and enlightening. “I describe my art as Simple,” explained Brenda, “I try to approach complex ideas and emotions and make them easier to understand for me, painting has always been simpler than verbalizing these expressions”


Brenda’s life has been one full of triumph and tragedy – of motion and emotion. She has suffered great personal losses and achieved high personal successes. Her art is her articulation of these milestones. But, it was wen she began to work with large canvases that she discovered Expressionism and found another ‘voice’ for her thoughts and feelings. Brenda’s paintings encapsulate the full palette and tactile spectrum: from the textural to reflective, and from sparse to compounded and complex.


Brenda has travelled throughout Europe and lived across Canada and the United States. However, it was her time in Manitoba- with its wide-open spaces, wildlife, and natural features that opened up Brenda to the art of photography. Working in sepia and black and white, she likes to get ‘up close and personal with her subjects and ‘capture’ their vitality. “I can be inspired by a word, a phrase, a place – a change in my life. I just live and breathe wherever I am and sometimes I just need to put it on canvas or catch it with my lens” described Brenda. Brenda’s works can be found in Corporate, Public, and Private collections across Canada the United States and Europe.


Calgary’s ‘Golden Mile’ shows two of her works and the City of Ottawa has just chosen three paintings to represent the downtown Rideau Art and Culture District. She has shown in New York City and Rome – where she won one of the TOP TEN EXQUISITE EXPRESSIONISTS, WOMEN WHO PAINT, BY THE ARTROM GALLERY.


During her time in Ottawa she opened Galerie 240, a Contemporary Art Gallery where she not only showed her own art, but encouraged other Artists to Show their Art in a very lovely 1870’s Victorian Home in the Byword Market, that at one time housed a Convent.


Back in Hamilton her life has come full circle. During the span of her life, at least for the last 50 years she has been collecting jewelry along the way, the likes of which you will find on her website, just like her, a broad expression of her travels and tastes. Now alongside still collecting, she creates marvellous pieces of jewelry from Vintage Findings, and Creates non-stop, FULL CIRCLE!

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