MISSION STATEMENT

My name is Brenda Ann and I love to create bright, whimsical art! I have created paintings from Cape May to Key West for over 20 years. My mission is to help people send thoughtful gifts to those they love. I believe that art with a personal touch can unite people, spread joy, reignite special memories, and make the world a happier place. 

Beautiful! This watercolor was perfect, it shipped quickly and was carefully packaged. Would definitely recommend this seller!

Sloppy Joe's Key West Print

Shannon
May 18, 2020

Beautiful calendar! I might need another one for myself as this is a gift for someone who is missing Cape May right now. Thank you!

Cape May Calendar

Becky
May 5, 2020

Brenda Ann

Artist

MEET BRENDA ANN

ARTIST BIO

Brenda Ann enjoys working primarily in the medium of watercolor. She loves night photography and art history, along with other art endeavors. She was President of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society for six years and led their 37th and 38th annual exhibitions as Show Chair. She loves painting en plein air or in her studio and creates merchandise like annual calendars which feature her art. She has received her A.F.A. Degree for fine art studies.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Like most artists, my work reflects my life experiences. I love bright colors and tropical locations. I paint because I feel excited when watercolors mix on paper and create dynamic effects. I love trying to capture the sentimental aspects of life in my art. I have lived in Florida for many winters, and loved capturing the magic of the Florida Keys in my photography and art. I love the beauty of the coast in southern New Jersey. I enjoy creating art with different mediums -- acrylic paints, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, ceramics, glass, and mosaics. I also love digital art and graphic design. I am grateful for my education, my wonderful professors, and for everyone who has supported me over the years.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Florida Keys Council of the Arts: Little Palm Island Boat, Culture Magazine, 2021, keysarts.com, p.2

Florida Keys Council of the Arts: Southernmost Point, Culture Magazine, 2020, keysarts.com, p.2

Florida Keys Council of the Arts: Pink Plumeria, Culture Magazine, 2019, keysarts.com, p.2

HISTORY OF AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

2020 Caribbean Award, La Te Da, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 38th Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)

2020 Second Prize Pen and Ink, Tiger Turtle Metamorphosis, Faculty Selects Art Show, ACCC, Mays Landing, NJ (group exhibition)

2020 First Prize Mixed Media, Past Present Future Triptych, Faculty Selects Art Show, ACCC, Mays Landing, NJ (group exhibition)

2019 Best in Show, Carmen MER-anda, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 37th Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)

2018 Juried Acceptance, Sway to the Rhythm, Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th Works on Paper, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (group exhibition)

2018 Vincent Award, Sway to the Rhythm, Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th Works on Paper, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (group exhibition)

2018 Signature Status, Sway to the Rhythm, Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 118th Works on Paper, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (group exhibition)

2018 Hyatt Centric Key West, Key West, FL (solo exhibition)

2018 Caribbean Award, Pigeon Key Guest Cottage, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 36th Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)

2018 Juried Acceptance, Eaton Street Seafood Market, New Jersey Watercolor Society's 76th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Middletown Arts Center, Middletown, NJ (group exhibition)

2017 Juried Acceptance, Sway to the Rhythm, National Watercolor Society's Member Exhibition, NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA (group exhibition)

2017 Juried Acceptance, The Walk at Harbor Square, Garden State Watercolor Society's 47th Annual Juried Exhibition, D&R Greenway, Princeton, NJ (group exhibition)

2017 Jan Lawliss People's Choice Award (tie), Key West Butterfly Garden, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 35th Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)

2017 Rainbow Award, Key West Butterfly Garden, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 35th Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)

2016 Juried Acceptance, Check In Day at Congress Hall, Philadelphia Watercolor Society's 116th Works on Paper, West Chester University, West Chester, PA (group exhibition)

2016 Caribbean Award, Captain Tony's, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 34th Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)

2014 Second Place, Orchids in Paradise, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's Judged Exhibition at Redbone Gallery, Islamorada, FL (group exhibition)

2014 Third Honorable Mention, Turtles in Paradise, Florida Keys Watercolor Society's 32nd Annual Judged Exhibition, Marathon Community Theatre Gallery, Marathon, FL (group exhibition)