Brenda Boylan

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Growing up on the southern California coast, Brenda Boylan lived in humbling conditions often exercising her imagination with every available art material to feed her creative muse. Because of the warm coastal weather, a great majority of her time was spent sketching outdoors as she discovered her surroundings either on the shoreline, in the desert canyons, or eucalyptus groves. These places are embedded deep in her memory as her most joyful times, causing a strong desire to drive her life’s direction into the field of art. Rising above many challenges, she earned her way through college and earned a B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University in Applied Art and Design.

In the height of the 80’s, Boylan began her artistic career as a graphic designer in Oregon creating designs for high profile sportswear clients such as NIKE, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Avia. In 1994, seeking a more flexible and rewarding schedule, she carried her sense of balance and design over to a fine art career painting in pastel or oil. Boylan quickly earned the distinction of Signature Memberships with the Pastel Society of America The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Northwest Pastel Society. Her biggest joy is the practice of plein air painting on location as well as teaching pastel workshops.

Her work has been displayed at The National Arts Club NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art Museum, The Oregon Historical Museum, The Portland Art Museum, and the Favell Museum. Recently, Brenda’s work has received national attention in The Pastel Journal (Front cover, Dec 2014), Southwest Artist Magazine Aug 2013, Plein Air Magazine April 2012, 2016, ...

Growing up on the southern California coast, Brenda Boylan lived in humbling conditions often exercising her imagination with every available art material to feed her creative muse. Because of the warm coastal weather, a great majority of her time was spent sketching outdoors as she discovered her surroundings either on the shoreline, in the desert canyons, or eucalyptus groves. These places are embedded deep in her memory as her most joyful times, causing a strong desire to drive her life’s direction into the field of art. Rising above many challenges, she earned her way through college and earned a B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University in Applied Art and Design.

In the height of the 80’s, Boylan began her artistic career as a graphic designer in Oregon creating designs for high profile sportswear clients such as NIKE, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and Avia. In 1994, seeking a more flexible and rewarding schedule, she carried her sense of balance and design over to a fine art career painting in pastel or oil. Boylan quickly earned the distinction of Signature Memberships with the Pastel Society of America The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Northwest Pastel Society. Her biggest joy is the practice of plein air painting on location as well as teaching pastel workshops.

Her work has been displayed at The National Arts Club NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art Museum, The Oregon Historical Museum, The Portland Art Museum, and the Favell Museum. Recently, Brenda’s work has received national attention in The Pastel Journal (Front cover, Dec 2014), Southwest Artist Magazine Aug 2013, Plein Air Magazine April 2012, 2016, The Best of America Pastel Series II and she was a Featured Artist at the 2nd, 3rd, 6th Annual Plein Air Conventions.

Boylan is currently represented by The American Art Company in Tacoma, WA., Brian Marki Fine Art in Palm Springs, CA., and Portland, OR., and Attic Gallery in Portland, OR. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.

Sun Day Off
Sun Day Off
  • 11 x 14 in
Garden Light
Garden Light
  • 12 x 16 in
Clip of the Crop
Clip of the Crop
  • 11 x 14 in
Relevance
Relevance
  • 11 x 14 in
Ruby in The Greenroom
Ruby in The Greenroom
  • 17 x 17 in
The Stance
The Stance
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  • 9 x 12 in
Steps to Pinebloom
Steps to Pinebloom
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  • 13 x 13 in
Window Dressings
Window Dressings
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  • 9 x 12 in
The Fall Line
The Fall Line
  • 36 x 36 in
Summer Lotus
Summer Lotus
  • 12 x 16 in
Gathering
Gathering
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  • 10 x 18 in
Distant Passages
Distant Passages
  • 11 x 14 in
Morning Cliffs
Morning Cliffs
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  • 12 x 18 in
As the Day Approaches
As the Day Approaches
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  • 25 x 31 in
Boulder Flow
Boulder Flow
  • 9 x 12 in
Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Canyon Drive
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  • 8 x 10 in
El Capitolio (study)
El Capitolio (study)
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  • 16 x 14 in
Reverent Dawn
Reverent Dawn
  • 16 x 20 in
Valley's Edge
Valley's Edge
  • 22 x 26 in
Intersection on 1
Intersection on 1
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  • 16 x 16 in
Suggested Direction
Suggested Direction
  • 8 x 10 in
SummR Growing Thin
SummR Growing Thin
  • 8 x 10 in
Hushing Pond
Hushing Pond
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  • 12 x 18 in
Waltz of the Daisies
Waltz of the Daisies
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  • 12 x 12 in
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
  • 16 x 12 in