Brenda began writing icons in 2003 under the continual direction of Iconographer Rev. Peter Pearson. She has studied under Fr. Damian Higgins, Russian Master Iconographer Ksenia Pokrovsky, The Iconographic Institute in Mt. Angel, OR and with The Prosopone School of Iconology. Being a convert to the Catholic faith in 2000, she finds the history of the Church to be rich in tradition, especially its art.
Her professional credentials consist of:
* Certificate in Life Coaching, Life Purpose Institute, San Diego, CA
* Certificate in Theology and Pastoral Ministry, Kino Institute, Phoenix, AZ
* Master of Science in Art Therapy, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
* Bachelor of Art in Cinema & Photography, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
* Associate of Fine Art, Wm. Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL
As a Board Certified Art Therapist, Brenda combines 20 years of expertise into her teaching of iconography retreats & workshops. She is also a Board Certified Life Coach and as a world traveler, Brenda continues to expand her travel business as well as her iconography.