Brenda Mattson is noted for her extraordinary ability to excel at portraits, landscapes, florals and animals with a realism that many can only dream of. Brenda works in a variety of mediums from pencil, soft pastels, oil, encaustic and clay to name a few. She has embraced photography, which is especially useful in her travels.
Mattson is active in promoting art through the many organizations she belongs to and through teaching workshops across the U.S. and abroad. Brenda's students enjoy her "hands on" teaching approach. She wants each student to identify and develop their own style. She shares what she has learned about light, shadows, color, composition, foreground, background, detail and techniques to help nurture that style. Teaching allows Brenda to meet people and travel, two things she enjoys as much as painting.
Brenda is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, exhibition chairperson for the International Association of Pastel Societies, a member of the Portrait Society of America, historian for the Great Lakes Pastel Society, member of the Southwest Florida Society, the Salmagundi Club of NYC and the Art Alliance. Brenda has been published in many books and art magazines, her work is displayed in several art galleries and her name is used to promote some of her favorite art supplies.
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