Friday, October 29, 2010

On the Plein Air Trail with Brenda Behr

Opening - November 12, Friday - ArtWalk  5-8 pm
Demo - November 12, Friday 5-8 pm

Carolina Creations features On the Plein Air Trail with Brenda Behr – paintings in oil during November and December.

The exhibition will feature paintings of rural scenes, boats and waterways, homes and landmarks of the area in North Carolina known as the Coastal Plain.
Painted mostly en plein air (on location), the collection of oil paintings reflect the spontaneity with which they were painted. On a sunny day with the light constantly changing, the artist's challenge is to paint fast and ala prima (first stroke). Brenda's father was in the Air Force and took Brenda with him as he traveled the world. Painting lessons began at at 9 in the Philippines and she has been painting ever since. She attended high school in Goldsboro and received a degree in communication arts and design. She went on to spend the next 30 years in the field of advertising in Minnesota. 

She worked as a freelance art director, attending painting classes and workshops on the side. A family crisis brought her back to Goldsboro in 2003. 

Traveling the roads of eastern North Carolina Behr fell in love with the landscape outside her car windows and it all became subjects for her paintings. 

Stop in and meet Brenda and watch her paint during artwalk, Friday, November 12, 5-8. Her show continues through December.

1 comment:

  1. She also has an MFA degree from Syracuse University... She is an amazing artist. I love her work!