Brenda Cirioni

Brenda Cirioni

My work reflects what I see around me and events that occur in my life.

With its representational references, Barn Series was inspired by the emotional aftermath of our family home burning to the ground.

I explored the devastating beauty of fire, along with reconstruction and transformation as it relates to home and family. A similar theme of obliteration and transformation inspired Mazama series after a trip to Crater Lake, Oregon.

My newest abstractions are inspired by nature: spring energy, summertime fun and heat. These paintings reflect my love of color, nature and life in general.

I paint instinctively; layering color, drawing, sanding, scraping, building up the surface until I’ve established a dialogue with the piece. Eventually, the marks, layers and vibrant color generate a momentum of their own. Then painting is pure joy.


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