Hi! Welcome to my website and my little cyber home! Here you will get to know me a lot better. You will also see more information about my company, and who I am as an artist. I hope that I can serve your artistic needs professionally and that you will enjoy and understand my art on a much deeper level.
My name is Brenda Kay Anderson-Deyo. I am the artist and owner of Brenda’s Creations Art Studio and Gallery. My husband Roger Deyo and I opened our little studio in 2016 but Brenda's Creations began in 2011 simply in my garage and teaching in my student's homes. I have been artist, but most of my life it was only as a hobby. Brenda's Creations began as a simple vision of teaching and selling art but today it has become much, much, more.
This is my simple testimony and how I got started as an artist. When I was just 5 years old, my grandmother who is also a professional fine artist, business owner, and loving woman of God put a paintbrush in my hand and allowed me to paint a pink flower on the painting she was working on. I still have that very same painting hanging in my house today. Ever since then, I fell in love with art! Today along with being a professional artist, I still love to teach beginner art lessons, I also host painting workshops, entertain with live painting and still creating new art.
I was born and raised in Texas. I am mostly self- taught. My grandmother did give me few in home lessons and taught me how to paint with oils, but I now prefer acrylics so I took time to study, read, and practice with acrylics on my own. I chose to work with acrylics because it allows me the freedom of expression through color and master my technique more quickly. I also love the bright variety of colors and the versatility of the medium. Not to mention its a lot less expensive! :)
Today, I am a strong Christian woman and my faith to influences my art in a powerful way. I am very inspired by the word of God and I believe that when I paint I am lead by the Holy Spirit. Not to sound overs-spiritual but when I go into my own creative closet, read, meditate on the word and worship God, my art seems to be more intense with a stronger message of the love of Christ. Sometimes I paint the interpretation of my dreams and visions and I have even been asked to paint for others their dreams and visions. I still paint other things like animals, flowers, and landscapes from pictures I take but my first love is the illustrations I find when I read my bible. My prayer is that my art, ministers through imagery and interpretation of God's word in a visual and healing way and that it can speak to the soul of the lost and hurting people without using words.
Art has always been like therapy for me and I love to share my spiritual experiences with others. Painting allows me to express how I feel and gives me a way to release stress through my creative process. Through my faith in Jesus and using my art to express myself and how I have overcome my past and become who I am today. The word has also influenced my teaching style and helped me create a simple but basic curriculum that I use when I teach. I believe we were all created to be co-creators with God himself and that we have a responsibility to create the life we want.
My future goals are to own and operate a larger studio and gallery with enough space where students can come learn about Jesus and create art, A place where new artists are discovered and given an opportunity to be seen, and a place that provides a safe family environment for the whole community can enjoy art.
I feel that my greatest accomplishments in life are not who I am now, or what I’ve done so far, But how I am being prepared for what God wants me to do with the gift he has given me. I am not only ready to move forward in God's time but according to his plan I wish to make an impact and shine the light of Jesus in the dark world of art. I also want to make a difference for someone by building their confidence by teaching them art. I believe we can all be a positive influence in a creative way without using our own words but artistically through the one word that created it all, JESUS!
My foundational bible verse for everything I do is the one my grandmother taught me and still stand on today: Philipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.