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 taught art at UCSC for over 20 years. 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 was closed indefinitely to visitors soon after my visit.

 

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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Communion, an oil on canvas painting of my mother, who’s quiet mornings included a half-cup of black coffee from her BC Drug Store ceramic coffee cup. 29×40 in., 2005

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