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Brenda Boylan

Brenda Boylan

Native to the U.S. West Coast and a resident of Portland, OR., Brenda Boylan's creativity was evident early on. Creating throughout her childhood, she carried her creativity by earning a B. S. Degree in Applied Art and Design at Cal Poly State University in 1986. She initiated her creative goals by designing for the Sportswear industry. Ambivalent with this path, Brenda left her corporate life for the sake of her art and mind. Brenda now works equally in Oil and Pastel and is deeply inspired by the Impressionists. Her color-filled work has earned her Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies. Additionally, Brenda also retains three national Signature recognitions. Her artwork has been published in The Pastel Journal (cover story), Plein Air Magazine, Pratique des Artes (France), The Art of Plein Air Painting, The Best of America Pastel, and she has assembled a signature product line of Jack Richeson Pastels. Brenda enjoys painting in Plein Air events and has been a favorite featured instructor at five Plein Air Conventions. Her most satisfying accomplishment to date was having her work displayed at The Butler Institute of American Art Museum, OH., the Favell Museum, OR., The Academy Museum of Art, MD., and the Oregon Historical Museum, OR.