Brenda Gribbin’s artwork is inspired by the grace of botanical forms. An award-winning artist, she specializes in expressive and colorful paintings that preserve story and celebrate life moments. With relationships as a prime driver, Brenda thrives as a collaborator and commissioned artist. Her unique, theme-driven workshops for corporate and private groups encourage participants to encounter beauty through the visual arts. Brenda graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Art & Performance from The University of Texas at Dallas. She has served on the Flower Mound Cultural Arts Commission since 2019, and was recently reappointed by the Town Council to serve in Place 6 through 2022. Current and past professional associations include Art House Dallas, Christians in the Visual Arts, Cross Timbers Artists Guild, Flower Mound Women in Business, Golden Key International Honor Society, Texas Artists Coalition, and Visual Arts Society of Texas. She is a native Texan based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
My art focuses on botanical forms. Expressive gesture, re-iterated line and selective erasure translate my physical movements at the easel into those of the subjects; grass pushing up from earth, trees moving in wind, plants twisting and dancing. The deep black and velvety texture of a charcoal stick is pure joy to me, and capturing images of plants with their organic presence provides context. I use various dry media as well as watercolor and acrylic paint on canvas, paper, and panel. The collaborative process motivates me and I believe collaborative art build community. Translating collective ideas into the visual language of a painting creates a common ground and produces artwork that strengthens bonds. The artwork becomes a cairn for moments that make us who we are. My work invites viewers to see familiar forms differently and interact with the simple details and color harmonies of Creation.