Raised on a farm, Bren was influenced early in life by her surrounding environment, which continues to inspire her creative spirit. She lives and paints in Gunnison, Colo., where she completed her first painting in 1998, forever cementing her role as an artist. Aífe caught up with Bren to talk more about art and what it means to her.
Aífe: What inspires you... why do you paint?
BREN: Simply put, I can only hope to say something unique about my time and place on earth. Art chooses you. We don’t always have a choice. It is not a particularly comfortable, secure or profitable life style especially for a woman but it is what we do because it is who we are. I use paint because it is the medium that makes me feel most comfortable. I don’t know why it chose me.