About the Author

Brenda York
Blurbarian Since October 2007
Name Brenda York
My Web Site www.brendayork.com
Location San Diego, California
Gender Female
My Occupation Painter
My Bio As far back as I can remember, I have drawn and painted faces. In fact, there is much evidence pointing to the fact that I spent an inordinate amount of time drawing Sister Mary Francis in 3rd Grade instead of paying attention in math class. Recently, I've been interested in "deconstructing" the architecture of the face to see how far I can abstract it and still capture the intangible human qualities.

I am drawn to rich, vibrant color and a whimsical, narrative approach to painting. My characters are quirky people painted with a sense of sophistication. The backgrounds of my paintings are typically thick, saturated pigment applied with a palette knife. I then draw back into the paint with symbols and words adding a linear and textural quality to the surface. I sometimes even include those elusive math symbols. Sister Mary Francis would be proud.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
more faces; brides, nuns and fairy tales. Just keeping it real...