Brenda is a self-taught artist/painter who has used art as a visual diary since her childhood. Nature has been an ever present theme. Art has enabled her to document memories and moments in time throughout life. Like many New Zealanders, Brenda feels a strong connection to nature and particularly the sea. To be able to convey its ever-changing beauty and rawness is always challenging.
Brenda invites the viewer to connect with her work emotionally first rather than purely observing an image or colour. Most of Brenda's abstraction work leads the viewer to a quiet place.