Brenda Philips announced her retirement from a life-long career of painting in early May 2012. Her print reproductions are still sold through High Tide Gallery.
Proud to be the great grand-niece of French Impressionist Claude Monet and mentored by the late Emmett Fritz, BRENDA PHILIPS has earned recognition in her own right as one of the area's top oil painters.
Prominent on the St. Augustine, FL art scene for almost 30 years, Brenda is just hitting her stride, creating breathtaking clouds, capturing gorgeous water reflections and finding spectrums of color within our marshes. She has gained a following of admirers both locally and internationally with her original paintings, signed giclées and presentation prints.
Brenda feels fortunate that her parents were supportive of her love of painting long before the family learned of the Monet connection through the Giverny estate's attorneys in the 1980s. "The Monet connection is just an interesting historical sidenote," she says. "When people compare my work to his, that's always a compliment.