We are so excited to have the very accomplished and incredibly talented artist, Brenda Hounshell, display her artwork in the Wilson Downtown Gallery for the months of October and November. We can’t say enough good things about these vibrant and exquisite paintings so you’ll just have to stop in for yourself and see why we love Brenda’s artwork so much.
About the Artist:
Brenda Hounshell is a water media artist who resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art. Her concentration of study was in drawing and design. In recent years she has adopted watercolor as her primary medium.
All of Brenda’s subjects are drawn from everyday surroundings. Some of her most successful paintings have resulted completely by chance while going about everyday activities. A plastic re-sealable bag containing rinsed grapes, a colander of beets and a bowl of foil-wrapped candy have all made their way into her paintings.
Over the last year, trips to the nearby James Madison University Arboretum have sparked her interest in the texture of bark, patterns of tree branches and reflections of trees in water. The colors nature offers along with her interpretations of the colors are explored in her most recent work. In addition to using watercolor, she has recently worked with a new product from the Golden Artist Colors manufacturer called “high flow” acrylics.
In June of this year, Brenda was awarded signature status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA), an international watercolor organization. She is also a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Virginia Watercolor Society.