ABOUT THE ARTIST 2017-09-23T03:02:11+00:00

“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
aurorablb@yahoo.com
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.

Brenda’s Art may also be viewed at the following Fine Art Affiliations.
Please refer to the shows page for dates and details.

Academic Artists Association (Elected Artist)
American Artists Professional League (Elected Fellow)
American Watercolor Society
Barnes Foundation – Philadelphia (Founding Member)
The Bennington Collective (Juried 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
Lyme Art Association
New Haven Paint & Clay Club
(Artist Member)
New Britian Museum of American Art
New England Watercolor Society
Oil Painters of America
Rhode Island Watercolor Society (Signature Member)
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Artist Member)
Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Artist Member)
Philadelphia Sketch Club (Active Artist Member)
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (Artist Member)
Transparent Watercolor Society of America (Artist Member)
Xanadu Gallery – Scottsdale (Studio Artist)
Yale University Art Gallery and Museums

Raves & Reviews – Published Works

Common Sense Antiques by Fred Taylor – A review of John Obbard’s Early American Furniture, A Practical Guide for Collectors
Antiques Digest – Lost Knowledge From the Past – A review of John Obbard’s Early American Furniture, A Practical Guide for Collectors
Amazon.com and reviews of John Obbard’s Early American Furniture, A Practical Guide for Collectors
Amazon.com and reviews of John Obbard’s Early American Furniture, A Guide to Who, When, And Where
Amazon.com and reviews of Mustache Cups: Timeless Victorian Treasures by Pauline C. Peck and Glenn Erardi

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

Related Links

Artwork by Jennifer Bechtel
Original Artwork by Jessika Bechtel