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About the Artist

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Photo by Mary Buck, of Lightscapes Portrait Studio

An Atlanta-area resident for nearly four decades, Brenda Ehly has enjoyed a life-long affection for art, and received training in fine art and commercial design in high school and college. She taught instrumental music for sixteen years before retiring to teach and work at home.

When Brenda and her husband purchased their first house, they were honored to receive a lovely portrait of their home. This thoughtful offering inspired her to begin producing similar creations for friends and family, and then for a wider audience. She now accepts commissions for portraits of people, pets and places you love in pencil and oil paints. 

“I truly love collaborating with others to design one-of-a-kind drawings and paintings for people of memories they love. In an age where communication and shopping can happen more quickly and easily than ever before, it is a joy to present a gift that will be treasured over time because it took time to create.” 


Brenda is a member of:

  • Portrait Society of America

  • Duluth Fine Arts League



  • People's Choice Award - 2017 Paint Duluth 2 Plein Air Event 

  • Duluth Public Arts Commission - 2018 design/installation of mural, "Dream Big"

  • Honorable Mention - Tannery Row Artist Colony 2019 Spring Juried Art Exhibition

  • People's Choice Award - 2019 Paint Duluth 4 Plein Air Event

  • Honorable Mention - 10th Annual Juried Members Show at The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning in Duluth - 2020

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