Brenda Zappitell
My work flows directly from a deep well of intuitions and impulses. Standing in front of a blank substrate challenges me to draw on my memories while remaining in the present moment. While moving back and forth—letting each brushstroke take me where it needs to—I paint rapidly, racing to make the ephemeral tangible.


I begin without expectations and work on a subconscious level that disregards logic. Guided by a primal inner voice, I surrender control to the paint and the process itself. The layers of each painting remain as evidence of my energies, each one a kind of impression that helps me move towards substance. Although I’m drawn towards beauty, I know that it needs to exist in equilibrium with imperfection, and my process is always open to the discovery of these counterbalancing forces.


~ Brenda Zappitell

cloud memory II
60 x 60 | flashe, acrylic, micaneous iron oxide and pearl mica flakes on panel | 2018
thought series
20 x 20 each | flashe with baby alpaca yarn stitched on linen with clear gesso | 2018
flower III
60 x 48 | flashe with cold wax on panel | 2018
flower II
60 x 48 | flashe with cold wax on panel | 2018
80 x 80 | flashe and acrylic on linen | 2017
a response to joy
40 x 60 | flashe with cold wax on panel | 2017
bloom memory
60 x 60 | flashe and acrylic with cold wax on panel | 2017
flower I
50 x 50 | flashe and micaneous iron oxide with cold wax on panel | 2018
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