Brenda D. Howell

Brenda Howell received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Tyler School of Art. She works in encaustic, fibers and mixed media and maintains a studio in Elkins Park, PA.

“In my work the intent is to suggest the “presence of an absence”, to intrigue the viewer and set up a dialectical tension that is deliciously painful. Thru texture, color, layering and found materials (wax, rust, wood, anything discarded yet lovely) a tension is achieved – beauty vs ugliness, aggressive vs peaceful, forgotten vs precious. Balancing that tension is what fuels my work.”