Brena'h Barfield, Oakland, Ca Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have been drawing and painting since the age of 3. I only started using oil paint at the age of 18 when my mother bought my first easel, canvas and real brushes. I have used nothing else ever since, I enjoy the life like quality it brings to my work. I aspire one day to be a full time artist. All the paintings posted are older works. I hope to have some new ones availabe soon!