Internationally recognized as a brilliant and sensitive portrait painter, classically trained in Europe, Brenda Burke sees every aspect of life as a creative challenge. Her collectors avidly wait for each new series she creates, as she applies the various skills of the old masters to create fresh and exciting contemporary masterpieces.
She embellishes figure studies with raised gold and platinum leaf, creates magnificent flower pieces in tempera with oil glazes. Encaustics (melted wax with oil colors) give dazzling effect to backgrounds for semi-nudes, who are often wrapped in the antique lace she finds a constant inspiration.
A master of realism both in portraits and still-life, interestingly one of her favorite subjects is the beauty and elegance of antique guns. Brenda Burke divides her time between her homes in New Orleans and England.
Though Brenda lives with her family in London, she visits the United States a great deal and is available two times a year to paint personal portraits for those interested. Interest in having a portrait commissioned should be addressed by contacting Teri Galleries at 504-888-5361.