The paintings of Brenda Kidera reflect a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature. Brenda’s inspiration comes from her everyday life and the rural countryside surrounding her studio in Howard County, Maryland. She works in oil, acrylic and watercolor. The subject matter of her paintings also varies, including landscapes, wildlife, portraits, still life and floral paintings. She has won numerous awards and her work has been exhibited throughout the US, including one-woman shows and major art exhibitions.
Maryland native Brenda Kidera received her Fine Art degree from Towson University. In 1983 she began a graphic design career with the creation of Kidera Design Associates. Since then, she has combined her graphic and fine art skills to produce advertising, design and illustration work for a multitude of clients in various walks of life. She is now a full time painter and fine art instructor, teaching classes at her studio and through Howard County Recreation & Parks, and teaching workshops for various arts organizations. Beyond her fine art degree, Kidera has studied classical oil painting with contemporary realist David Zuccarini and has attended workshops with several nationally recognized artists.
Kidera is a classical realist painter, moving freely between oil, watercolor and acrylic in a variety of subject matter: landscapes, still life, floral, portraits and wildlife. A 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 sharp details 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 , and she is a member of the Society of Animal Artists , Oil Painters of America, Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association and National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society. She has served as a juror of regional shows. Her work has been exhibited extensively, winning many awards. Kidera was featured in Watercolor Magic magazine.
Kidera’s studio is surrounded by the rural countryside, gardens and wildlife which are inspiration for many of her paintings. Kidera lives in Woodbine with her husband, metal sculptor Ed Kidera, and her two daughters who frequently model for her.