Brenda Stewart BFA, CDA, TDA works in acrylic, watercolor, oils and alkyds. Currently, most of her work in done in DecoArt Americana acrylics or watercolor She has been drawing and painting since the age of 7, and is best known for her contribution to the art form of Decorative Painting. For 35 years she has shared her knowledge and techniques with decorative painters through the many classes and seminars that she teaches in the US and internationally. She has produced a large body of published work including over 500 instructional packets, and is also the author of 18 books and 4 DVD’s.
Brenda received the Certified Degree Artist award in 1979. She became a TDA with the inception of the program in 2000 and played an active part in the early ongoing development of the program. She has been an active member of the Society of Decorative Painters since 1975, and served on the board of directors for six years, as President in 1990-91. She was awarded the Silver Palette in 2006 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2011.
Brenda and Robert owned and operated a retail shop in Louisiana for 15 years, currently operate an e-commerce web site, conduct and merchandise a series of seminars in Williamsburg, VA, and exhibit at several decorative painting shows each year. Brenda also maintains an active travel seminar program in the US and abroad, and in 2008 began working with a licensing agent to market her designs.
In her free time, Brenda stays busy with church activities, her children and grandchildren, and enjoys antiquing.