Brenda Bogart is best known for her lively portraits in oil on canvas and mixed media collage. Her Dallas studio is an enchanting playground with tubs of found and collected objects from literally everywhere. In fact, she was almost arrested in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington DC when a piece of peeling paint on a public trashcan caught her eye. A scary swarm of armed security officers quickly surrounded her on bicycles, demanding she hand over the chunk of paint. She has also rescued trash out of muddy puddles if the color and texture grab her ever- watchful eye. And Brenda’s favorite haunt in Paris is where she finds hand lettered antique documents and paper ephemera. She defines collaging as painting with paper and coaxes this chaotic medium into an intriguing work of art using her distinct style of color, pattern, and texture. Brenda holds a degree in Interior Design from TCU and has studied painting and drawing at SMU extensively under Mary Vernon and Barnaby Fitzgerald.