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Brenda Pinkston's Artist Statement
Biography
Charlotte, NC based artist, Brenda Pinkston is a New Jersey native who grew up in Ewing Township with her mother, two sisters and six brothers. As a young girl, she quickly became a master of completing hers and all her siblings coloring books full with bright colors and often adding extra characters. It was clear from the beginning that she would be an artist. It was her junior high school art teacher who encouraged her to pursue a career in art.  
She received her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from The College of New Jersey. Her favorite studies included Fine Art, Advance Drawing, Advertising Design, Sculpture, Photography, Color Theory and Art History. Brenda spent the beginning of her career as a commercial artist developing fashion ad campaigns, art editor for a local newspaper, becoming a published book illustrator, and a web developer for The State of NJ website. 
Pinkston has masterfully blended her advertising design and fine art skills bringing about a perfect marriage of her artistic passions. Her paintings of life experiences, infused with movement and colorful brush strokes, reflect this union. She believes every color has an emotion with unimaginable possibilities! Today you can find her in her NC home based art studio creating new works. 
Professional Education:

1979-1984
The College of New Jersey
Bachelor Of Arts

1985-1989
State of New Jersey 
Office Of Information Technology
Computer Programmer Intern

1995-1997
Mercer County Community College
Web Design / Developer


Professional Experience:

1982-1985
Advertising Director
Don Vereen Applause
Women Designer Shop
Trenton, NJ

1986-2000
Computer Programmer
State Of New Jersey
Office Of Information Technology
Department Of Treasury

2000-2006 
Web Developer
State Of New Jersey
Department Of Strategic
Development & Visual 
Communication





Resume'
Exhibitions:

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2017 Response Exhibition

The College Of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 
2010 Alumni Exhibition

Mercer County Artist 2005, Trenton, NJ

Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

Delta Fine Art Center Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC​​

Nordstrom Art Gallery, 
Charlotte, NC​

Noda@28th Gallery, 
Charlotte, NC

One Five O Gallery, 
Charlotte, NC 

PinkstonsArt Studio Gallery, Harrisburg, NC 

SouthEnd Dentistry Gallery, Charlotte, NC

African American Arts and Culture Festival, Downtown Raleigh, NC

October Gallery Art Fest , Philadelphia, Pa




Gregory Art Framing Gallery, Huntersville, NC 

Iris Festival, Bordentown, NJ

Communiversity Arts, 
Princeton, NJ

Brunivette Art, Latin/American Art, Trenton, NJ

National Puerto Rican Congress, Atlantic City, NJ

8th Annual Delta Legacy Film Fest, Charlotte, NC

Custom Framing Art Gallery
Trenton, NJ

Red Sea Press, Africa
World Press Publishing Inc. 
Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

House Of Melange Gallery
Trenton, NJ

Cafe Dell' Artista 
Greenwich Village. NYC

Pennington Athletic Club
Ewing Twp. NJ

Trenton Marriott
Trenton, NJ

Seven Principles Art Gallery
Englishtown, NJ

My body of work represents the essence of the human experience. Our relationships and interaction with one another which creates positive or negative emotional pulls, this is the basis where the subject matter of my work is derived. I have always been fascinated by the human behavior, mostly by those profound moments each of us have or may experienced. In my paintings, I don’t want to just tell a story. I want to expose the emotion behind the story. Each of us, individually are quite unique however, we all experience an array of emotions directly connected to our personal journeys. 
When you stand before my work and allow your eyes to glide through the infinite brush strokes, you realize that the narrative although from my perspective as an artist, feel completely familiar to your own spirit. 
While an art student at The College of NJ, I became influenced by the 1870’s French Impressionist Artist. I adopted their technique of using short brush strokes of brilliant colors to represent the effects of natural light while forming objects. Through the years I have altered, defined and redefined this method. My choice of palette is sometimes extremely colorful or sometimes I will use monochromatic hues to set the mood of the piece. In the beginning my brush strokes are unintentional filling the canvas with stroke after stroke of paint. Slowly as the image comes to life the brush strokes become very intentional. The result of my paintings is meant to provoke sincere engagement and to have the viewer connect with its narrative on a deeper level. 

Brenda Pinkston