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Born and raised in country Victoria, Brenda’s artistic inclination were evident at an early age and the bush surrounding her home, helped foster her love of nature. Brenda commenced her first formal training at Bendigo School of Mines and soon after, became a color consultant for Glazebrook’s Paints. She appeared in a weekly broadcast on Bendigo radio in that capacity.
She was a long resident of Mount Waverley in Melbourne since she began her painting career over two decades ago. In 1974, she won the first Celia Ireland Memorial Scholarship while a student of Berice Ireland, herself renowned for quality tonal paintings.
Among a number of prizes and Highly Commended awards granted in annual Victorian exhibitions, Brenda also won a Freemason’s prize in 1978. The judges were Donald Cameron and the late Clifton Pugh. Brenda has exhibited her work in various galleries throughout Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
She eventually turned her talents to include watercolors. Brenda studied under acclaimed portrait artist Shirley Bourne at the Malvern Artist’s society in Melbourne for five years.
She now resides in Launceston Tasmania.
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