The Mango Tango Art Gallery will be hosting the opening of the stunning Brenda Silvia “Natural Beauty” exhibition on Saturday, January 28th from 5:30-8:30pm. The gallery has seen her creativity and talent grow over her 16+ years. In her first show, she started by painting familiar details such as beaches, rock formations, sea grapes and broken trees. George Her colorful work by a Washington University alumnus and adjunct art professor caught the attention of locals.
The gallery considers her an accomplished colorist. Gallery owner Jane Coombes says she feels fortunate to represent a talented artist who “she captures the essence of the Caribbean”.
In addition to drawing well, she writes adeptly about the direction and process of the current show.
Natural beauty show
“Getting out in nature is an important part of Brenda Sylvia’s artwork and her life. Every day we have the opportunity to experience it.Brenda captures this beauty and emotional response to the places she loves in her paintings.Often this is manifested through her expressive use of color. From sunsets and beautiful flowers to stunning turquoise water and colorful fish, vibrant colors are everywhere, both outdoors in nature and on gallery walls.
“The bright lights of the Caribbean show off the beautiful colors of the islands. Living in St. Thomas has made Brenda obsessed with color. There are over 40 colors to start with, and even when choosing from all of them, she mixes and modifies each color she applies to the canvas.
“Before starting a new painting, Brenda chooses a contrasting color to tone the base of her canvas, which creates even more energy as her colors interact visually. Her expressive paint applications use brushes of all shapes and sizes.
“Besides painting, Brenda has worked as a catamaran and powerboat first mate and snorkel guide, an ecotour kayak guide, and a fire dancer. surrounded by the 2023 show “Natural Beauty,” showcasing the island views she’s come to love, both above and below the ocean. Whenever possible, Brenda begins painting on location, but she uses some of the hundreds of photos she took on her adventures on the island as references. The natural beauty of the Virgin Islands nourishes her soul. Mango Her Tango Her Art In her gallery you can feel her love for the island through her paintings. ”
The evening’s celebration includes spirits, appetizers and music by Danny Silver and friends. It’s all in the parking lot and the gallery showcases new gems.
For more information on the show, please visit www.mangotangoart.com or call 777 3060.