Artwork by Brenda M Sylvia

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...

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...

August 31, 2016

The Rappahannock Art League's 55th Annual Labor Day Show opens on Wednesday, August 31st at 10AM.  The show will be open daily from 10AM until 5PM through Saturday, September 10th except for Friday, September 2nd when the show will close at 3PM and reopen from 5-7PM fo...

June 26, 2016

In 2008 I entered a contest to present my ideas to decorate jet and air plane sculptures which would be temporarily on display in Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.  I was contracted to create two of my designs and I was given three months to execute the completed sc...

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