Brenda Hash has a Masters Degree from Louisiana State University,
specializing in computer graphics. She worked for Shell Oil
Company for nine years developing seismic visualization software.
Mrs. Hash then turned her creativity to being
a stay-home mom and rearing her two sons. She began her study
of art by taking head and figure drawing courses at The Glassell
School of Arts, affiliated with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
She attributes the turning point in her decision to pursue portraiture
to studying with internationally acclaimed artist Daniel Greene.
Since that time, Mrs. Hash has received a
steady flow of portrait commissions and has won numerous Best
of Show awards for her life-like rendering of the human form.
A highlight of Mrs. Hash's artistic career thus far has been the
selection of one of her paintings as a finalist in The Portrait
Society of America's 2006 Children's Portrait Competition. Her
work can be found in many private collections, has been exhibited
in galleries across the greater Houston area, and has been published
in International Artist magazine.
Mrs. Hash is a member of the Portrait Society
of America, The International Association of Pastel Societies,
The Sugar Land Area Artists and the Degas Pastel Society in
New Orleans. She is also a founding member of the Pastel Society
of Southeast Texas.
Mrs. Hash favors a representational style
of painting, and her medium of choice is soft pastel.