Brenda Liddiard                      Art


Most of my life has been devoted to music, but around 2003 I was surprised to find myself becoming interested in painting, even though I had never before picked up a paintbrush or pencil with the intention of making art.

Since then my art journey has taken me from tentative watercolour landscapes, through numerous workshops, with excellent tutors introducing me to a wide spectrum of ideas, techniques and mediums, to exhibiting my own work.

I worked for a number of years in the area of abstract expressionism, but then realised I needed to further develop my drawing skills in order to introduce a representational aspect to my work, and better express the stories I wished to share.

Since 2013 I have worked in my shared studio space at La Gonda Studios in Auckland, and have continued to develop my skills with tutors Allie Eagle and Cushla Parekowhai at Corban’s Art Estate.  I am now also part of the Ten Last Strokes collective, comprised of  former students from Allie’s classes, who work together at Corban’s one day a week on various projects.

It’s a fascinating, boundless journey, and one that I hope to travel for the remainder of my life.

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. 

Making your unknown known is the important thing.”

Georgia O’Keeffe

Artist Statement        Resume          Recent Work        Abstracts         Paintings 2015-17    

Jerusalem Windows Series        Arrivals and Departures Series.      Empathy Works           

Portraits.      Watercolours       Ten Last Strokes Collective       Exhibition News   Prints

Where Shall We Call Home?       Whose Shoulders Am I Standing on?

Original paintings available to buy can be seen here.

See my artist feature article in Aotearoa Artist on-line magazine