Working exclusively in oils, Brenda Hendrix paints fine art landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and figures. Brenda's representational style combines strong, almost sculptural compositions with abstract design, subtle color, and loose, fresh brushwork. Her paintings are impressions of both the grand vistas and intimate scenes of both Western and European landscapes, of the people she encounters, and of the objects that attract her artistic eye.
Brenda is a versatile oil painter who uses a variety of subjects to explore her medium. Her primary purpose in painting is to enjoy the interaction of colors, the viscosity of paint, the textures left by her brushes, and the overall senses of time, place, depth, mood. Although she primarily has painted landscapes since the 1990's, that came secondarily to her first love -- still lifes. And she has always loved capturing a portrait -- be it a formal pose, a cameo of someone caught on the sly, a favorite horse, or a tree in the southern woods.