Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (Sculpture) with an emphasis on Art Education and Art History from California State University, Sacramento.

While at Sacramento State University, Brenda studied with Robert Brady, Scott Parady, Tom Decker and Andrew Connelly. All are known for their excellence in ceramics and sculpture. 

(2008-2011) 


Studied painting under well-known American Impressionist Anita Wolff (2002 - 2014)


Painting classes with internationally known artists Tina Ahmed  and Margaret Henderson.(Dubai 1985-1995)


Affiliations:

Brenda is a member of Oil Painters of America, Potters Council and EDAC (El Dorado Arts Council)


Major Shows:

April 2011: De Young Museum "Zeitgeist" show

Yearly 2007-2012:

Judge SCOPE fair, Fine Arts

March 2005:Judge, Robert Mondavi Winery Lodi Art Annual

May 2006: Sunset Magazine Art Show, Menlo Park, CA

May 2005: Art Show in the Garden Charity event for Sierra Services for the Blind - El Dorado Hills, CA

About My Work

‚ÄčBrenda Williams (formerly Rogers) is a native California artist who has had a lifelong involvement with art, both locally and internationally. During a 14-year period of living in the Middle East and traveling extensively through out Europe and the Far East, she found inspiration for her art and was able to take classes and workshops from internationally prominent artists such as Tina Ahmed and Margaret Henderson. Locally, she has studied for over a decade under well-known American Impressionist Anita Wolff. 


Brenda's studio is located in downtown Placerville. This is the perfect setting for Brenda to spend her time creating and teaching art. Brenda's art is an expression of her two passions. The first of these is appreciating and recording the natural beauty of the world, be it amazing landscapes, beautiful flowers or interesting faces.The second is a desire to encourage cultural and religious tolerance by starting with the idea that as humans we should look for our similarities rather than our differences. The work is an examination of the question, " What do we need to see in order to bring about peace on this planet?"

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