Brenda Ann's serious interest in watercolor began in 2012 while attending workshops with the Florida Keys Watercolor Society. Brenda Ann has served since 2013 as the President of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society and continues to operate her art studio in Stone Harbor, where she teaches ceramics, glass fusion and mosaics. She has been accepted into numerous judged and juried watercolor exhibitions, including the 2017 National Watercolor Society Juried Spring Member Exhibition in San Pedro, California, the 2018 New Jersey Watercolor Society 76th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, the 2018 Philadelphia Watercolor Society's juried 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper in Wayne, Pennsylvania, the 2017 Garden State Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition at D&R Greenway in Princeton, New Jersey, the 2016 Philadelphia Watercolor Society Juried 116th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, the 2014 Redbone Gallery Exhibition of the FKWCS in Islamorada, Florida, 2 of the Key West Art Center Exhibitions of the FKWCS in Key West, Florida, and at least 3 of the Annual Judged Shows of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society at the Marathon Community Theatre in Marathon, Florida. Her first solo exhibition is currently on display at the Hyatt Centric in Key West, Florida. She has achieved Signature Status with the Philadelphia Watercolor society in 2018.
Although she enjoys all types of watercolor painting, she is best known for paintings of nostalgic landmarks of the New Jersey seashore and the Florida Keys. She paints many historic places in Key West, Cape May, Stone Harbor and Avalon. Brenda Ann prints and ships professional archival giclee prints of her artwork. These prints evoke fond memories of the friendly, warm and relaxed pace of life in New Jersey, Florida Keys and Key West beach communities. She divides her time between Marathon, Florida and Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
Brenda Ann was born in Pennsylvania. She followed in her family's creative footsteps, making art at a young age and displaying at art fairs. As a teenager, she followed the family to Stone Harbor, NJ where she opened her own art studio to pursue her creative dreams. She currently spends most of her time in Stone Harbor, but enjoys visits to Florida whenever possible. For years, she enjoyed visiting the annual exhibition of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society. She later joined the Society and became their Publicity Chair, assisting with social media and web design. She is honored to be currently serving as the President of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society, a position she has held since 2013. She is also a member of the Garden State Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society, the Philadelphia Water Color Society, the Ocean City Fine Arts Guild, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society. She has won several awards for her watercolor paintings, including the 2018 Caribbean Award for “Pigeon Key Guest Cottage” at the 36th Annual Exhibition of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society, a tie for 1st Place for the 2017 FKWCS People’s Choice Award and the 2017 Rainbow Award for “Key West Butterfly Garden” at the 35th Annual Exhibition of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society, the 2016 Caribbean Award for "Captain Tony's Saloon" at the 34th Annual Exhibition of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society, 3rd Honorable Mention for "Turtles in Paradise" at the 32nd Annual Exhibition of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society, and 2nd Place for "Purple Orchids in Paradise" at the 2014 Redbone Gallery Exhibition of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society. She has taken workshops taught by Anne Abgott, Lynn Ferris, Kathleen Denis, Lian Quan Zhen, Tom Jones, Charles Passarelli, Sean Callahan, and Mel Stabin. Her art is in private homes worldwide.
All artwork is protected under copyright laws and may not be reproduced in any manner without permission. ALL IMAGES AND MATERIAL are © Brenda Ann and may not be reproduced for any purpose without written consent from the artist, before and after purchase. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Watercolors by Brenda Ann
P.O. BOX 62
STONE HARBOR, NJ