About me & where to find me
Hello, my name is Brenda Dunn. I am a self-taught illustrator based out of Oregon. The mediums used in my illustrations are ink, pencil, and paper.
For my whole life, or as long as I can remember, I have been in awe of women and the beauty they possess. Drawing was a part of my daily life as a child, and the subject matter was always women. Mermaids, princesses, and skater girls were the recurring characters in my art until my late teens, upon the discovery of pinup art from the forties and fifties. Ever since then my art shifted more towards that style, while making it my own. I strive to make art that women can relate to, a more modern and inclusive pinup than that of the older era. In addition to vintage pinup illustration, I take inspiration from burlesque culture, tropical everything, and the clean lines of art deco and art nouveau.
In the current political climate and advancement of women’s rights and feminism, my work has had mixed reviews. My art is in no form a statement or suggestion that there is any specific look, shape, size, or skin color that makes women beautiful… Beauty comes in all forms.
I hope you enjoy my work.
I offer a large collection of prints & hand made prints on wood online. Visit me on Etsy to view & purchase prints.
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