I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long.
I am convinced sea water courses through my veins.
I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing primarily paper mosaics.
I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sunmagazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities, I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. I recently had the occasion to be the recipient of some old floor tile from the 1947 American Legion and Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Daytona Beach, FL. I have donated a large sunflower mosaic with some of the floor tiles for the organic cafe that will be part of the new renovation.
Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2001, and the Art Van, LuluBelle – which is a continuing labor of love!
I have been blessed enough to travel many places: England, Ireland, France Germany, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, Greece, Argentina. Most recently, I traveled back to Italy (second trip) in May of 2015, and visited Venice and Lido, as well as the Greek Islands of Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Olympia. In 2016, I traveled to Seattle, WA and Portland, OR and in August of 2017, a trip to Maine and Vermont is in the planning stages!
Brenda’s Website: Free-Range-Art.com