Brenda Gribbin - Artist Statement/Bio
When I consider a new project, I start with a drawing. For textile work, drawings provide schematic data. Paintings start as charcoal drawings, and usually finish with multiple layers of acrylic glazes. Workshop ideas grow from a gestural drawing of the theme, developing into ways for participants to get their hands into it.
Botanical forms inspire me because nature is where I feel closest to God, and I enjoy celebrating the details and color harmonies of Creation. In my studio and commission work, symbolism preserves story and celebrates special moments. With relationships as a prime driver, I thrive as a collaborator. My unique, theme-driven workshops encourage participants to encounter beauty through the visual arts.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Art & Performance from The University of Texas at Dallas. My professional associations include Art House Dallas, Christians in Visual Arts, Cross Timbers Artists Guild, Flower Mound Women in Business, Golden Key International Honor Society and the Texas Artists Coalition. I am a native Texan based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.