Biography of Brenda Kidera
Brenda Kidera is a classical realist artist. Her paintings reflect a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature. Kidera captures moments in time with brushstrokes that convey the light and mood and exquisite details of her subject matter. The subjects of her paintings vary, including landscape, wildlife, portrait, still life and floral. Her work has won many awards and has been exhibited throughout the US, including one-woman shows and major art exhibitions. Kidera has been teaching painting in watercolor, oil and acrylic since the 1990’s. She is currently working on a series of instructional videos.
Kidera received her Fine Art degree from Towson University. In 1983 she began a graphic design and illustration career with the creation of Kidera Design Associates. For many years, she combined her graphic and fine art skills to produce advertising, design and illustration work for a multitude of clients in various walks of life. During this period she also had a thriving portrait commission business. For years she has been a full time painter and fine art instructor, teaching classes at her studio and through Howard County Recreation & Parks, and teaching workshops for arts organizations such as Baltimore Watercolor Society, Delaware Watercolor Society, Laurel Art Guild, Annapolis Watercolor Club, Olney Art Association and more. Beyond her fine art degree, Kidera has studied classical oil painting and has attended workshops with several nationally recognized artists.
Kidera is a signature artist member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters , Baltimore Watercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists , Society of Animal Artists , and she is a member of several other arts organizations. She has served as a juror of regional shows. Kidera was featured in Watercolor Magic magazine and other publications.
Kidera’s studio is surrounded by the rural countryside, gardens and wildlife which are inspiration for many of her paintings. Kidera lives in Woodbine with her husband, metal sculptor Ed Kidera.