MEET THE ARTIST
From childhood I've always had pen in hand, scribbling and doodling down many an exercise book and on the backs of leaflets and envelopes.
At 16 on leaving school, I was accepted into the Women’s College Of Fine Arts, Tokyo (Joshibi) to study Nihonga, literally translated as ‘Japanese Painting’. This was an inspirational period which laid the foundations of how I work today. The freedom to paint daily with the discipline of studying a particular subject as a starting point, followed by the development of the artwork within a studio context set the course of my life as an Artist.
My favourite quote is ‘Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk’ . This is possible with pen, paint, threads and fabrics , taking art into a host of adventures. Read more
'Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk'
- Paul Klee -
“Artworks really take off when the abstract
and formal values are dancing alongside the image”
- Fiona Rae -
'EVERYTHING I HAVE CREATED HAS COME FROM SOMETHING REAL'
Every piece I create comes from a story, moment and place in my life. The process for my artwork is long and detailed and each final piece is grown after time spent at that location, sketches gathered and colours forged from the beauty of nature and the various debris I've collected along the way. I've recently spent a month in Scotland which has inspired my most recent collection - evidence of my experience adorns my studio; from driftwood and shells, colourful debris and, of course, the many sketchbooks which details the journey of this very special collection.
BRENDA HAYDEN ART
07816 191 534