"Giant Bird of Paradise," by Brenda Geneau

I have lived in Santa Barbara since 1954 where I attended local schools. After raising my family and retiring from our Optical business I decided to take art classes and fulfill my longtime desire to paint. I studied under many talented teachers, took workshops and decided water color was the perfect medium for painting the beauty of color and light I had observed in nature. Living in Santa Barbara and world travel has given me endless subjects of beauty to share. I am a member of Santa Barbara Art Association, Scape, Goleta Valley Art Association, and Los Padres Watercolor Society, and have won several awards including recognition for my 911 picture "Lest we Forget" that traveled around the world with the "Missing Exhibit".

Gallery Los Olivos