Artwork by Brenda M Sylvia

November 6, 2019

Saturday, November 9th, I will have a booth set up displaying recent paintings and selling our 2020 Beauty by the Bay calendars. This year's calendar features paintings from Reedville and the surrounding area. Look for me at Festival Hall on Main Street from 9AM until...

March 16, 2019

For the Month of March, 2019, I am honored to be showing 53 of my paintings in the Gallery Hall of Westminster-Canterbury in Lancaster, Virginia.  I was able to borrow back some of my older artworks so this became a retrospective of sorts.  You can see paintings from m...

October 21, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the Morning Glory Gallery will now be exhibiting my work.  Currently I have 9 paintings from my Trails and Trees series on display.  We had a successful opening night reception and the show will hang through Saturday, November 10th.  Also...

December 20, 2017

plein-air [pleyn-air; French ple-ner]  adjective

1. pertaining to a manner or style of painting developed chiefly in France in the mid-19th century, characterized by the representation of the luminous effects of natural light and atmosphere as contrasted with the artifi...

November 20, 2017

My latest series of paintings is Trails and Trees.  I was inspired by the new paths I am taking in my life as a result of the two category 5 Hurricanes which struck my home on St Thomas in the USVI this past September. Because of the damage caused by these storms, I am...

September 14, 2017

On September 6th, 2017 Hurricane Irma slammed into St Thomas as a vicious Category 5 storm.  The damage in the Leeward Islands was catastrophic and in the US Virgin Islands the worst of the impact was was on the Islands of St John and St Thomas. My home was slightly da...

September 13, 2017

The Rappahannock Art League held their 56th Annual Labor Day show in their beautiful, newly renovated RAL Art Center Gallery space on Main Street in Kilmarnock, VA.  This year I had two entries and my larger piece, Queen Anne's View won the Jane Stouffer Memorial Award...

May 31, 2017

On Saturday May 27th, I attended a Plein Air event in the town of Gloucester, Virginia.  I found out about the event the day before during a visit to the Arts on Main Gallery.  They were exhibiting a show called "Heart of the River" by twenty one Plein Air Painters.  I...

February 2, 2017

Friday, March 24th is the opening reception for my new solo painting show at the Mango Tango Art Gallery. This show will highlight my continuing series of landscape paintings called "Beautiful on the Edges - The Beaches of St Thomas" and my Carnival Dancer series. This...

January 2, 2017

This week I will be presenting a new sculpture called "No Man is an Island" at the Bajo El Sol Gallery on St John. The  primary medium is driftwood sticks. Sticks have been a reoccurring theme in my paintings and my sculptures over the years. The opening reception...

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