“From my perspective, Art is
a culmination of Life Experience,
an interpretation of Space, Place, and inspired Memories
expressed by the minds’ eye
tangibly created with Passion and Soul”

– Brenda L Bechtel

Commissions available in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel and pen & ink. House and pet portraits, people, places & things. Inquiries welcome.
Life’s moments, memories on canvas for the ages.
For information and acquisitions, please contact

Brenda L. Bechtel
Brookside Studio & Gallery
508 364 4985
Brenda’s Artwork can be viewed at the following venues:

Brookside Studio & Gallery – West Barnstable, MA
By Appointment Only; please call or e-mail to schedule a viewing.

Professional Fine Art Affiliations and Designations

Brenda’s Art may also be viewed in Affiliate shows and exhibits. Please refer to the shows page for dates and details.

Academic Artists Association (Elected Artist)
Allied Artists of America (Elected Member)
American Artists Professional League (Signature Artist Member)
American Watercolor Society
Barnes Foundation – Philadelphia (Founding Member)
The Bennington Collective (Juried Artist Member)
Bristol Art Museum (Artist Member)
Cambridge Art Association (Elected Artist)
Cape Cod Museum of Art (Artist Member)
Connecticut Academy of Fine Art (Elected Artist)
Cotuit Center for the Arts (Artist Member)
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe National Art Club (Elected Artist)
Fine Art America
Hudson Valley Art Association (Signature Artist Member)
Lyme Art Association
New Haven Paint & Clay Club
(Artist Member)
New Britian Museum of American Art
New England Watercolor Society (Signature Artist Member)
Oil Painters of America
Rhode Island Watercolor Society (Signature Member)
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Signature Member)
Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Artist Member)
Philadelphia Sketch Club (Active Artist Member)
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (Artist Member)
Southern Vermont Art Center (Artist Member)
Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Artist Member)
Xanadu Gallery – Scottsdale (Studio Artist)
Yale University Art Gallery and Museums

Judging of Art Exhibitions

Brenda is available to judge National, Regional and Member Exhibitions for selection and/or awards.
This can be accomplished by way of digital entry through email or by CD, or request to travel to the venue
to view the Art in person. Please send an email with details if your organization requests this service.

2017 North River Arts 41st Festival of the Arts, Co-Juror of Selection, Art & Sculpture Category
2014 Philadelphia Sketch Club Art of the Flower Annual Exhibition Co-Juror of Selection, Co-Judge of Awards
2015 48th Pembroke Arts Festival Co-Juror of Selection, Fine Art Category, Co-Judge of Awards, Fine Art Category
2015 88th South County Art Association Annual Members Exhibition, Awards Judge