IlsaAdjustment_LRBrenda Berg is a Boulder Creek, California-based visual artist and teacher. Berg’s art making process involves manipulating paint, surface, materials and sometimes the viewer through modes of covert surveillance. Berg’s recent honors and awards include the 2008 Carol Anika Mihalik Memorial Fund Grant for new media, 2006-07 Santa Cruz County Community Foundation’s Rydell Fellowship nominee, and her work is in collections throughout the United States. Berg graduated Magna cum Laude from San Jose State University’s Art and Design Department and completed her postgraduate work in Studio Art at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In addition to teaching visual arts to youth and adults at the Art Center, Brenda has taught art at UCSC since 1992. A nominee for the 2006-07 Santa Cruz County Community Foundation’s Rydell Fellowship and a recipient of the Carol Anika Mihalik Memorial Fund Grant for new media, Brenda graduated Magna cum Laude from San Jose State University’s Art and Design Department. She did her postgraduate work in Studio Art at the University of California at Santa Cruz. When not in her studio, Berg teaches painting, drawing, mixed media, robotics and animation at the  Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center.

About my work

I spent the LochLomond-BrendaBerg300x230summer of 2013 producing quick sketches and painting studies from a rental boat on the Loch Lomond Reservoir, the water source for much of the San Lorenzo Valley. At its lowest point in over 50 years, the reservoir is now closed indefinitely to visitors. The 2013 visual documentation of the reservoir may have been my last opportunity to depict the picturesque reservoir.

Loch Lomond Boats, Ben Lomond, oil on canvas, 18×14 in., 2014

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Loch Lomond Fishing, Ben Lomond, oil sketch on panel, 18×14 in., 2013

 

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Loch Lomond Morning, Ben Lomond, oil sketch on canvas board, 18×14 in., 2013