Brenda Thour, Minneapolis, Minnesota Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Painting is exciting and fun for me. I work in mostly oil, but I also use acrylic and watercolor. I have been painting since 1999, when I finally followed my heart and bought a few painting supplies. Picking up a paint brush was like turning a corner in my life. I have studied under and have taken private lessons from award winning artists. Painting is a passion for me and I immerse myself in each piece I work on, learning more with each new piece.
To take a blank canvas and create a work of art depicting God's beautiful handiwork is amazingly rewarding. Since I started painting, I have more of an appreciation of the beauty all around us. My passion is in painting wildlife and landscapes. I now look at nature differently, I view places and subjects as a possible composition. I notice the uniqueness of simple things, such as a fence post, or a tree stump. I give God all the glory for all he has done in my life.