Native to the U.S. West coast and a resident of Portland, OR., Brenda Boylan's creativity was evident at an early age. She earned a B. S. Degree in Applied Art and Design at Cal Poly State University in 1986 and designed for the Sportswear industry for ten years. Ambivalent with her career, Brenda abandoned her steady corporate career for art. Brenda works equally in Oil and Pastel and is deeply Inspired by the Impressionists. Her color-filled work has earned her Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies. Additionally, Brenda also retains three national Signature recognitions. Her artwork has been published in The Pastel Journal (cover story), Plein Air Magazine, Pratique des Artes (France), The Art of Plein Air Painting, The Best of America Pastel, and she has assembled a signature product line of Jack Richeson Pastels. Brenda enjoys painting in Plein Air events and has been a favorite featured instructor at five Plein Air Conventions. Her work has been displayed at the Favell Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art Museum, Academy Museum of Art, and the Oregon Historical Museum.
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