Maryland native Brenda Kidera is a classical realist painter, working in oil, watercolor and acrylic in a variety of subject matter: landscape, wildlife, still life, and portrait. Passion for realism and attention to detail enable her to convey the personality and character of the subjects she paints. She is drawn to subject with strong light and luminous color. Her award winning paintings have been exhibited extensively in juried group and solo shows and galleries across the US and her paintings hang in private, corporate, and public collections.
Kidera received her Fine Art degree from Towson University. In 1983 she began a graphic design and illustration career with the creation of Kidera Design Associates. For many years, she combined her graphic and fine art skills to produce advertising, design and illustration work for a multitude of clients in various walks of life. For years she has been a full time painter and fine art instructor, teaching classes at her studio and through Howard County Recreation & Parks, and teaching workshops for arts organizations such as Baltimore Watercolor Society, Delaware Watercolor Society, Laurel Art Guild, Annapolis Watercolor Club, Olney Art Association and more. Beyond her fine art degree, Kidera has studied classical oil painting and has attended workshops with several nationally recognized artists.
Kidera is a signature artist member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters , Baltimore Watercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists , Society of Animal Artists , and she is a member of several other arts organizations. She has served as a juror of regional shows. Kidera was featured in Watercolor Magic magazine and other publications.
Kidera’s studio is surrounded by the rural countryside, gardens and wildlife which are inspiration for many of her paintings. Kidera lives in Woodbine with her husband, metal sculptor Ed Kidera.