About Brenda, Recent Comments and Kitchen Photos
Several years ago, Brenda started illustrating recipes and writing the recipe on the paper in pen and ink. That naturally grew into Recipe Paintings. She was interviewed and aired on WCSH6 TV's 207 show where reporter Don Carrigan accurately reported that "Brenda paints memories."
She enjoys family recipes because of the many stories that come with them. When she illustrates a recipe for a client, she tries to identify what's most important to the family in order to paint it in a personal way. For example, on the website, you'll see several apple pie paintings all illustrated very differently for each family.
She also continues to introduce recipe paintings that everyone remembers and enjoys. Living in Maine there is an endless supply of favorite recipes from childhood recipes to foods our tourists most enjoy.
Previously Chocolate Chip Cookies, Bruschetta and Fish Chowder were juried and auctioned for Maine Public Broadcasting Network's Great TV Auction. She is a member of the Maine Art' s Commission and Maine Made.
Look for her recently released book, Kitchen Memories, Recipe Paintings with A Taste of Art.
Her paintings, posters and calendars have sold across the country and internationally in Canada, Ireland, Azores, United Kingdom and Russia. They are displayed and sell in numerous retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Nevada and California.
" My sisters, daughter-in-law and mother open the paintings at the same time. The room grew quiet, a tear or two were wiped away and then they erupted with joy as they had really received a treasure to enjoy and remember forever. - Ann
" If the WOW!!! factor could ever be used as a singular way of a combination super-compliment and pleasure, then that is what my wife felt when presented with your painting for her birthday.
No more words, for it speaks for itself. - Cap'n Mikey
" My mother absolutely loved the painting. She showed it off to as many people as she could....You have definitely made it a Christmas to remember for my family!" - Nathan
" During all the social gatherings at the our house everyone thought painting was fabulous. All were truly amazed!" -Dianne
" My wife was extremely pleased to receive a piece of your work and delighted that it was customized for our family recipe and memories. The girls were very pleased to receive the smaller copies as well.
The finished piece now hangs happily in our kitchen and Maggie will smile every day when she sees it.
Thanks for your part in our happy Christmas, and in creating a special feature in our home!..." - Bob
" The painting and prints brought down the house with tears..." - Sue
"I so appreciate the heart and soul you put into your work - everybody's been so pleased with the prints (it even brought a tear to my dad's eyes!)... " - Elizabeth
" Thank you so much for the beautiful painting!! It was my husband's very favorite present he received this Christmas! We Love it!..." - Betsy
"Working with Brenda was an absolute pleasure. Her creativity and attention to detail impressed this self-professed anal-retentive person!... " - Jennifer
" Everyone loved the painting and prints. It was especially special and brought extra meaning to everyone..." - Cheryl
"Thank you for the wonderful painting! My mom really liked it and it is now hanging prominently in our kitchen. She made the recipe in celebration!... " - Alee
"They received our package with the Recipe Painting and they said they 'were over the moon!' They loved it! I felt wonderful and I wanted you to know your art is appreciated internationally!" - Bonnie
These paintings and prints can be seen at the kitchen displays at Home Again by Hancock Lumber, South Portland, Maine