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Artist: Brenda O’QuinShe/Her/Hers

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

I’ve always played in both ends of life, being an introvert and extrovert, enjoying the city and country life, loving soft and bold, and my artwork is no different. I truly have a passion for the ‘play’, experimentation, frustration at times, and the sheer joy that is art.

I am a contemporary abstract artist that works with mixed media and acrylics. I begin a piece with colors in mind but without any predetermined ideas of what the finished work is going to look like. I love the idea of each painting being an unfolding mystery. My acrylic paintings are made with a lot of colors and textures in the hopes of creating a joyful and inspired feeling for the observer.