Brenden grew up in Newark, Ohio, just east of Columbus. His fascination with technology and fashion led him to a career in IT for a fashion company. He always knew that there was more to him in the creative space but was unsure in what capacity it would manifest itself.
“Being surrounded by beautiful things and having an appreciation for them is something that always inspired me whether it be a pair of shoes, a shirt, photography. There was always something about how it made me feel when I looked at it.”
“Working full time in IT has many demands and finding a hobby was something that I struggled with for relaxation. Columbus has a dynamic art scene and I’ve been lucky enough to visit numerous galleries and get to know several artist and collectors. The more time I spent around beautiful art work created by local self-taught or ‘outsider’ artists, the more inspired I became to create my own work.”
Brenden never sought training to learn the process of acrylic pouring. The process used is what is referred to as a “dirty pour”. Layering paint in a cup and releasing it on a canvas or board but making adjustments to the viscosity of paints and using additives to enhance the end result and allowing certain colors to dominate the piece. He uses emotion and his eye for colors to manipulate the paint. He pulls inspiration from nature, clothing and life in general.
Brenden is very pleased to have the opportunity to be part of a gallery where his creative energy will continue to be nurtured.