Brenda Matchim is a classical style portrait artist. She is a native of Southern China and grew up in Hong Kong. She had a great desire for art at an early age. Later she furthered her study in Commercial Art at a private College in Hong Kong. In 1973, Brenda’s’ whole family immigrated to Canada. Newfoundland was her first and last stop. In 1980 she married a Newfoundlander from Eastport Bonavista Bay and had two wonderful children.
In 2005, Brenda and her husband retired from their life long restaurant business (operated over 20 years). Since then, Brenda has picked up her paint brushes and reconnected with her long lost love affair — Art. She is an active member of Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, and member of Realist Artists of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a member of Portrait Society of Canada. She is also the proud recipient of “Best of Show Award” Realist Artists 2005. In 2009 the provincial art bank purchased one of her portraits “Uncle George” , it became part of the permanent collection at The Rooms art gallery in St. John’s Newfoundland.
Brenda has traveled extensively and is fascinated by people all around the world. She uses oil paint exclusively as it yields an unlimited range of rich colour combinations, and is playfully easy to navigate. Her philosophy is work hard and play hard. She feels very blessed to be able to continue pursuing her love of art, as a portrait artist — life is absolutely priceless.
View Brenda Matchims’ artwork below.