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Brenda Pinkston's Artist Statement
Brenda Pinkston is dynamic artist who realized at an early age she had a natural 
gift for turning visions into expressive art. She explains that her artistic skills are a gift from God. Brenda gives credit to her mother for her skillful development in the world of art because at an early age she quickly replaced her coloring books with sketchpads, art pencils, brushes, and watercolor paints. She decided to pursue her interest in art and received a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from The College of New Jersey.

Brenda spent the beginning of her career as a commercial artist developing fashion ad campaigns for a specialty designer shop, an art editor for a local newspaper, becoming a published children book illustrator, and a web developer for The State 
of NJ.

Several years later she was involved in two auto accidents that changed her life. Brenda faced many medical challenges after these accidents and this experience caused her to develop a deeper connection to art. After several operations she turned her pain into triumph by regaining her ability to draw and paint again.

Brenda's artwork is nationally adorned in homes and institutions across America. Today you can find her creating new works in her art studio gallery at The Visual and Performing Arts Center, 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Professional Education:

The College of New Jersey
Bachelor Of Arts

State of New Jersey 
Office Of Information Technology
Computer Programmer Internship

Mercer County Community College
Web Design / Developer

Professional Experience:

Advertising Director
Don Vereen Applause
Women Designer Shop
Trenton, NJ

Computer Programmer
State Of New Jersey
Office Of Information Technology
Department Of Treasury

Web Developer
State Of New Jersey
Department Of Strategic
Development & Visual 

Grants and Awards

The Life Inspiration Award
WIMG 1300, Trenton, NJ

Awarded for team development 
of NJ Motor Vehicle Commission's 1st Website​

Group Exhibitions:

VAPA, The Visual & Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, NC

9189 Studio Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Give Them Their Flowers Exhibit

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 Promotions,
Latin/American Art, Trenton, NJ

National Puerto Rican Congress, Atlantic City, NJ

​8th Annual Delta Legacy Film Fest, Charlotte, NC

Trenton Marriott, Group Exhibit
Trenton, NJ

Solo Exhibitions:

Pinkstons Art Gallery, 
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 Gallery
Ewing Twp. NJ

Seven Principles Art Gallery
Englishtown, NJ

8th Annual Delta Legacy Film Fest, Charlotte, NC

Trenton Marriott, Group Exhibit
Trenton, NJ
My body of work represents the essence of the human experience. In my paintings, I don’t want to just tell a story. I want to expose the emotion behind the story with use of infinite brush strokes and color. I am focused and driven to create beautiful works of art that continues to lead me to the cusp of my personal artistic transformation. This transformation has evolved my technique, increased depth in subject matter, increased understanding of the importance of visual images that tell stories and give meaning to the African American/Black essence and culture. 

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. Because my work includes other influences, some would argue that I am not impressionist artist. Jokingly I like to call my painting style "Brendanism"! Regardless, 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

Best Black Female 
in The Arts - Drawing/
Painting entitled, A Woman
Juried Exhibitions 
Mercer County Artist, NJ &
Gallery 125,  Trenton, NJ