Brenda UlIrich is from the UK, but proudly born on beautiful African soil. Born and lived in Zimbabwe, Africa before moving to the UK and at the moment, lives on the Isle of Wight.


Texture and quality of line are the elements that hold the greatest interest for me; paint properties sometimes range from very thin washes to extremely thick impasto. I remain fascinated by the idea that bits of paint smeared on canvas or paper can generate such illusion.


I continue to explore ways to link abstract and realistic painting approaches – both are there and help to form a tension within the work. A kind of contradiction like “the rain before it falls”.