Artist StatementI am a classical realist painter, moving freely between oil, watercolor and acrylic in a variety of subject matter: landscape, still life, portrait and wildlife. Passion for realism and attention to detail enable me to convey the personality and character of the subjects I paint. Strong light and luminous color are important in my work. My intention is to capture the light and atmosphere of the moment; to make the viewer take notice of the ordinary. In addition to commissioned pieces, I paint what is familiar to me – my gardens, the wildlife, people I know, and the vanishing landscape in Howard County where I have lived most of my life.
Maryland native Brenda Kidera is a contemporary realist painter, moving freely between oil, watercolor and acrylic in a variety of subject matter: landscape, still life, floral, portrait and wildlife. Passion for realism and attention to detail enable her to convey the personality and character of the subjects she paints. Strong light, luminous color, and detail are her signatures. Her award winning paintings have been exhibited in many juried group and solo shows and galleries across the US and her paintings hang in private, corporate, and public collections.
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 Oil Painters of America, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and several other arts organizations. She has served as a juror of regional shows. Her work has been exhibited extensively, winning many awards. Kidera was featured inWatercolor Magic magazine.
She teaches classes at her Woodbine studio and through Howard County Recreation and Parks. She lectures, juries, and teaches workshops for arts organizations such as the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Delaware Watercolor Society, Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Annapolis Watercolor Club, Olney & Montgomery Art Associations, Chesapeake Decorative Painters Society, Laurel Art Guild, and many others. Beyond her fine art degree, Kidera has studied classical oil painting and has attended workshops with several nationally recognized artists.
Kidera’s studio is surrounded by the rural countryside, gardens and wildlife which are inspiration for many of her paintings.