It is a great honor for us to donate my original paintings to silent auctions for local charities. I am happy to contribute artwork that fits the venue. Please contact me if you are having an event that I may be able to support (must be a charity that benefits people or animals in SWFL). Thank you.
“Twenty years from now,
you will be more disappointed by the
things you didn’t do
than the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.“
— Mark Twain
Lanai Art, Abstract Art
Brenda Boss is a self-taught Florida artist with a wide variety of artistic styles, mediums, textures, and subjects. Her artwork reflects her focus on color – colors that emit energy, movement, calm… always a beautiful complimentary color palette. Her philosophy, which she admits is somewhat clichéd, is that she only paints things that will bring a smile. She is influenced by artists that have fun with their work. Her subject matter is abstract beach and ocean scenes, Florida wildlife (egrets, pelicans, owls, fish and more), abstract skies and flowers, and more. She does not limit herself to one style or genre of art.
She loves a challenge and experiments with new techniques, textures and tools. Her use of textures, metallics, palette knives and other tools make her work “pop.” She picked up brush and paint after her mother, an artist and sculptor, passed away. Brenda brought her mother’s art supplies home thinking “just in case I ever want to give it a whirl…” Several years later, Brenda now has a large in-home studio that is her “happy place.”
Most of her work is acrylic with a variety of textures. Her original pieces are 100% hand-made: her husband of 30 years, Dave Sage, makes her frames, gallery-wrapped canvases, panels, and helps with brainstorming. She does the “decorating” as she calls it. They are originally from Minnesota and have lived full-time in the Cape Coral, Florida since 2004. Her work transcends styles, from whimsical, to abstract expressionism, to Florida-inspired abstract beachscapes. For quick projects to break up a busy day, she sometimes paints pop art or funky critters that have witty eyes and smiles. Much of her work is large format and has dimension. She encourages people – “go ahead and touch it – that’s why it’s dimensional!”.
She has sold original art pieces locally in Cape Coral, has been commissioned to create art for home interiors, has exhibited at local galleries, and has sold giclee prints and imprint products online and in retail stores.
Cape Coral, Florida
Also available on a commission basis.