NW Life Featured Artist: Brenda Calvert

You would be hard-pressed to look at Brenda Calvert's artwork and not instantly smile. Her uplifting color palettes and ability to bring out beauty in everyday objects is a heartening combination.

The Lynden artist's style is realism, which results in photograph-like paintings. When she started out, Brenda took her own photos. Today, she works from her client's precious pictures which she brings to life on the canvas. "I love to create pieces of art for my clients from their special memories," she explains.