Brenda Byrne, visual artist
With a diverse background as first hairstylist and then nurse, Brenda started painting small rocks for her granddaughters, friends, and family in 2018. More than 200 rocks later, she discovered paint pouring by watching various YouTube videos presented by several wonderful artists. From these artists, Brenda learned techniques such as Dutch pours, flip cups, ring pours, and pour & spins, and as she explored the medium her own personal style emerged.
In addition to canvas, Brenda loves working on 4" squares and circles in the process of making one-of-a-kind coasters by painting on MDF wood, applying heat-resistant resin that can tolerate a hot mug, and finishing with a 4" square or round layer of cork on the back.
Brenda has sold her paintings and resin coasters to customers across Canada and the United States. She is thrilled to now belong to a wonderful group of very talented artists at Walkerville Artists Collective, where she both displays her work and offers classes twice a month on Wednesday nights in various paint pouring techniques.