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My Story

Life itself is a work of art filled with dreams and purpose.

Brenda Burgess Kenney

I'm a landscape, portrait, and mixed media artist living in Pittsburg, N.H. with my wonderful husband of nearly 40 years.  After raising three children, we now happily embrace the roles of playing Papa and Grammie to our beautiful grandchildren. 

I find joy and happiness in the little things.

Painting elevates my feeling of connection to the simple beauty found in all living things, and to the energy and essence of the world that surrounds me.  I am inspired by the peacefulness

of our landscapes.


My highest goal is to convey a sense of peace and belonging to my collectors, while elevating delight and acceptance for those who view my work.  Love and kindness co-exist with nature, where all things living are beautiful and worthy.  

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Notebook Dried Plants
When I was a child, my studio was in the branches of a maple tree.  I loved listening to the leaves in the wind, and found solace in being out in nature.  My love of art grew up with me, always there, and always part of who I am. 

As years passed, the beauty and challenge of living often intermingled with my endeavors to create.  But, I continued to hone my skills in various mediums, never losing sight of my dream and vision of becoming a "real" artist.  

Growth comes in thoughtful choices, tender empathy, and persistence.  I am so glad I had the opportunity to learn from a wonderful high school art teacher, and then pursue art in college.  I am grateful to have participated in many galleries, exhibitions and shows over the years.  I have found friends in my art memberships, and enjoyed passing on my love of art teaching local classes and workshops.  I've won awards for some of my pieces, and I've been incredibly blessed to be able to work personally with my collectors. 

My love of nature and my feeling of deep connection to our landscapes, continues to flow through my brushes.  When I paint, I am still grounded in the vision I had as a little girl.  My studio windows still look out among the treetops.  But, experience has taught me to slow down, take a breath, and savior the little, often most important things.  
I will take the time to explore my own existence and what that truly means.

Currently exhibiting select pieces at

Fiddleheads, 110 Main Str., Colebrook, NH

Public Collections and Permanently Exhibited Work

  • Town Office of West Stewartstown, NH:  Memorial portrait of Dennis Joos, commissioned by the Town of West Stewartstown.


  • Pittsburg Fire Station, Pittsburg, NH :  Memorial portrait of Leslie Lord, commissioned by the Pittsburg Fire Department.


  • Boscawen NH Historical Society :  Portrait of Robert and Virginia Colby, commissioned by H & H Kenney

  • Philbrick-Clement, American Legion Post 65,  Weare, NH:   Painting of the post building on a moose antler.    Commissioned by James Triantafillou.


  • Fiddleheads, A Fine Artisan Shop, Colebrook, NH   (current)

  • Southern NH University, Pantano Gallery, "Suspended in Time", sponsored by NHPleinAir Artists,  Manchester, NH,  (Mar 1 thru April 30, 2008)

  • The Ammonoosuc Artists Gallery, 111 Saranac Str., Littleton, NH   (2005 - 2007)

  • Great Northwoods Gallery, two person show, West Stewartstown, NH,  August 2004

  • Hopkins Center, Group Exhibition, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH  1981

It is a delicate role we play in this ongoing chain of life.


Paintings that have received recognition or awards.

Behind The Scenes

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