a r t i s t . b i o g r a p h y
in recent years, this passionate rose gardener grew 300+ rose plants in her home garden winning many local, district and national american rose society horticultural and arrangement design awards. she also served as an ars horticulture judge, consulting rosarian and is a lifetime member and bronze medal recipient of the california coastal rose society. the rose has inspired brenda as her most beautiful subject from which to paint, photograph, sculpt, design and live with. the size of her rose garden is a bit smaller now but their inspiration remains in full bloom.
in 2004, 'lady bren'©, a beautiful miniature pink rose was named in her honor, and in the same year, the sweet, miniature 'chelsea brittlyn'© rose was named after her precious daughter.
born from her desire to design with plant material all year round, succulents became a companion addiction and dominate feature in her lovely garden.
f i n e a r t . p h o t o g r a p h y
soulful, ethereal, botanically themed portraits. fine art photographic, painterly compositing portraiture -- coming soon.
l a d e d a' a r t i s a n b e a r s
since 2007, hundreds of her signature, teary eyed art bears have been adopted by collectors worldwide. they are now featured in the prestigious collectables gallery at roger's gardens in orange county, california, the bears occupy their own web site: la de da artisan bears and roger's gardens. (link coming soon)
s c u l p t u r e
the succulent souls are the fusion of brenda's passion for nature, fantastical imagination and experience as a soft sculpture artist. they emerge from the essence of these beautiful plants. her passion for sculpting began after studying life casting with brilliant teachers such as the late, david e. parvin.