Brenda Small grew up in Saskatchewan, and now lives in Ottawa.
She started painting in watercolours painting a variety of paintings such as prairie scenes, children playing at the beach and markets and buildings in Mexico. More recently she has been using acrylics to illustrate scenes and around Ottawa and where she travels.
She has worked in pen and ink and in coloured pencils. She also works with coloured glass to make glass art windows.
She draws inspiration from what is around her, using colour to express the joy of life - children playing at the beach, flowers in her garden soaking up the sunlight, the stillness of the landscape.
She has studied with several well-known Ottawa artists and attended the Ottawa School of Art.
Her works are in private collections across Canada and the United States.
Art in the Park, 2003 -2005
Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival, 2005 - 2010
NFAL art shows, 2011- 2012
Glebe Art in Our Gardens and Studio Tour, 2012 - 2016
OSCA Windsor Park Art Show, 2012 - 2016
Old Ottawa South Art Tour 2015
Art Credo, 2007 -1016
Solo shows at Carmen’s Veranda, Life of Pie, Morala Cafe,
Co-organizer of the Old Ottawa South Art and Music Festival 2007-2009
Member of the Glebe Art in Our Garden and Studio Tour Planning/Jurying committee