Brenda Phillips: Journey
A survivor of childhood abuse, Phillips used art as a therapeutic tool to heal herself from the scars of her past. Through her work we can see Phillips drawing strength from Christian theology and Greek mythology featuring strong female characters. Vibrant portrayals of larger than life Lilith, Pandora, Belly Goddesses, and Queens unapologetically fill her canvases.
I find the process of making beautiful images is a powerful, joyful technique for bringing revelation into my life. This revelation can sometime feel like a message of Universal truth, and at other times it is more a conversation with hidden portions of my own self. I love color. Painting, for me, is the joy of putting one color next to another and watching them dance.