Brenda is an emerging self-taught artist 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. Spending most holidays at the beach on the Coromandel, the connection to the ocean has grown stronger.
Brenda invites the viewer to connect with her work emotionally first rather than purely observing an image or colour. Brenda's abstraction work leads the viewer to a quiet place of calm.