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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Brenda Pinnick (born 1955 in Michigan, USA).
Brenda Pinnick is a lifelong artist originally from Michigan, now living in the Atlanta, GA area where she works in plein air and in her home studio. With her little dog Paisley always at her side, she enjoys pushing the envelope where color is concerned, often using color as an expressive element in her paintings. Brenda studied fine art with an emphasis on painting in college then, later in life graduated from the prestigious Creative Circus in Atlanta with a certificate in Design and a professional portfolio of work.
Upon graduation, she was recruited by Hallmark Cards to work as a hybrid designer creating gift wrap and gift bags, party ware and invitations using her skills as a colorist and pattern designer. Brenda next went to work for Plaid enterprises, a manufacturer of crafting supplies, including it's well-loved paint brands. She led the paper-crafting design team, created art for stamps, Scrapbooking and more. While at Plaid, Brenda was integral in developing a new paint line as the colorist, testing paint then advising the brand managers. It was there that she learned how art licensing worked and realized that she belonged on that side of product development.
Brenda left Plaid to pursue her own passion of creating beautifully- colored surface designs, delightful icons and unique product configurations. Brenda teamed up with an experienced manufacturer to produce crafting kits which sold in the millions of dollars on QVC and then, HSN. "It was after reaching a certain level of success that I realized it was time for me to take a new direction, returning to fine art painting." In January 2013, Brenda said goodbye to her agents and dove into daily painting, bringing all her skills as a colorist and a designer with her. She now works in oils, pastels and acrylics, creating beautifully colored, bold and unapologetic artworks.
June 1, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Brenda Pinnick (Born 1955)
“I create art which is about color--how color can lift our spirits, how it can transform the mundane into spectacular, how it can entice us to move away from ordinary thinking into forming new ideas and opinions."