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Brenda Matsen ~ Fine Art


Brenda is a Canadian artist returning to Art at the end of 2018. Growing up on a farm in northern British Columbia fostered a passion for drawing horses and people which she developed further in high school. Her favourite Art projects focused on drawing and painting, including painting large wall-sized murals.  

After graduation Brenda pursued a career in Health Sciences and drifted away from Art, dabbling in it here and there over the years. Life was full balancing all things related to her children, their activities and her career in Health Sciences.  After her children grew up and headed out on their own adventures she retired and moved with her husband and their Vizslas and Weimaraner to Vancouver Island. With the new found opportunity of time and her husband’s encouragement, she found her way back to Art, after almost 35 years away from it. She’s happy to be back!


Brenda’s favourite subjects continue to be people and animals. Brenda likes the challenge of creating realistic images using various mediums including coloured pencil, graphite, pastel and acrylic. She enjoys taking her own reference photos and working from them. 


Brenda has been juried in as an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and is a member of Pastel Artists.Ca, the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA),  CPSA DC108 Memphis Chapter, CPSA DC207 Seattle District Chapter and the UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS). 


Follow Brenda on Facebook Brenda Matsen Fine Art  and Instagram @brendamatsen_fineart or view her gallery on Art in Canada’s website


Please enjoy exploring Brenda’s site and sharing in her Art journey!


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