Brenda Marris began painting as a hobby in 2005. “I remember as a very young child colouring paper doilies with crayons. I would spend hours trying to make them look pretty. I went on to win colouring competitions in the local paper, so colour has always been an important part of my life.” Brenda initially worked in acrylics, and progressed to oils a couple of years ago, loving the texture and rich colours this medium provides. “I guess I am an emerging artist, who has taken some important learning time before exhibiting my work.” Her work is well above the standard of work that the term "emerging artist" sometimes conveys. Her use of colour and light is very impressive. Work that must be seen.