Brenda started painting in 2003, beginning with watercolours, before moving into abstract expressionism in acrylics, and more recently focusing on portraits in oils and mixed media.
She has trained with a number of excellent tutors, including Jane Zusters, Allie Eagle, James Lawrence, Alvin Xiong and Philippa Blair, and has exhibited at The Wallace Gallery (Morrinsville), Artspost (Hamilton), Depot Artspace Devonport, Northart (Northcote), Village Arts (Kohukohu), No. 1 Parnell (Rawene), artHAUS (Orakei), Mairangi Bay Arts Centre, and Papakura Art Gallery. One of her paintings recently won 2nd prize at the Waitakere Arts Awards.
In 2016 Brenda (and 4 other artists) founded the charitable group, Art for Change, which organises fundraising exhibitions and events around social change issues.