California fine artist Brenda Lee Gibson discovered her passion for art at an early age. Her intuitive grandmother noticed her constant drawing and provided her with a steady stream of supplies. On Brenda’s twelfth birthday, her grandmother gave her a gift that would change her life: a paint by number oil painting kit. No longer confined to paper and pencils, Brenda was immediately seduced by the creamy texture and luminosity of oil paint.
At the acclaimed California Art Institute, Brenda dedicated several years of intensive study of fine art “life” drawing and painting, learning the fundamentals of design, values, edges, and light, while studying the human form. Furthering her education in fine art she attended the highly respected Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art as well as numerous workshops at the acclaimed Scottsdale Artist School. She continues to pursue advanced education in the form of workshops with various artists she admires. Having an unquenchable desire for knowledge and self-improvement in her art she never intends to rest on her laurels, feeling when you stop learning, you stop evolving.
Brenda resides with her husband in picturesque Lake Arrowhead, California. She has three grown children, four grandchildren, two faithful dogs and one cat. Located in the mountains of Southern California, this lakeside community is the perfect refuge for an artist. Brenda says, “It is truly a luxury to live here and pursue my passion. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t appreciate the beauty around me.”