Brenda's interest in art began early in life. Always encouraged by her parents, she sold her
first painting in Middle School. There were art classes throughout her school years. Artist related
college courses and private lessons followed. She had devoted much time in developing the technical skills
to record what she calls a journey. She began painting adults and children by commission. Soon came
requests for pet portraits. From her love of wildlife and nature blossomed a passion she now concentrates on.
Brenda's medium of choice is oil on board or canvas.
Through research, observation and photographs she takes, unfolds an amazing accurate and artistic record of
each subject either painted alone or in its natural environment.
These efforts have not gone unnoticed; Her works have won many top placing
awards in shows and can be found in private collections across the United
States, Canada and Europe. Her works have been featured in "Alpine Living", "
The Inland Empire Magazine", and Wildlife Art Magazine to name a few. Brenda is
a member of "The Society of Animal Artists" (SAA) and The Artists for
Conservation (AFC). Conservation is always on the mind of wildlife artists. Not
so different with Johnson who shares a passion for the endangered Snow Leopard.
Brenda is also a member of the Artists for Conservation Partnership Program with
the Snow Leopard Trust in Seattle, WA.
She resides in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. Though there is much
to find in subject matter living in a forest, frequent trips throughout North America's wilderness
further fuels her passion to artistically recreate these experiences for those who share a love for nature.