Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Brenda Behr - plein air - don't miss her demo

A couple weeks ago I got to watch Brenda Behr work on paintings for our show "Summer in the City" which Donna and I hung at Carolina Creations yesterday. I was really intrigued, she works so differently than I do!

Next Friday July 11 is our artwalk from 5-8 pm, Brenda will be demonstrating her distinctive calligraphic style of plein air painting.

Brenda has come home again to North Carolina after spending 30 years in Minnesota acting as an art director.

While in Minnesota her fine art took the back seat to her job and it wasn't until she returned to North Carolina to take care of her ailing mother that she began painting full time.

Plein air painters usually work in an opaque medium such as oils or acrylics but Brenda has develped a style with watercolors that just sings with color and movement.

She loves to paint local landmarks and has done so from Raleigh to the coast. Pieces featured in this show include "Mustards Last Stand", "James Reed Lane", and "Ada Mae" to name a few.

She also will do a special piece just for you, contact me at and I'll give you the details and set up an appointment for you. For something REALLY special if you have a wedding in your future would be to have her paint your wedding!!! I can give you details on this too. Here's a couple paintings she did at a recent wedding.

To see more of the paintings that will be in the show go to our website by clicking here!

Brenda also works in oils and has done a wonderful paintings of the now not there Trent River Bridge.

In addition to Brenda's work and her demonstration, local author Karen Dodd will be signing her new book "Begin Again Quinn" which you can read more about, and we'll have wonderful new paintings by Mary Page Whitley, Janet Dixon, Jean Dexter, Ruth Heppler and Mike Rooney.

Of course we'll have refreshments and you'll see all your friends!
Have a great day, Jan

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