Brenda Sumpter prepares for art exhibit

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Brenda Sumpter, part of Newnan’s Society of Seven, is painting her world by interpreting what she sees.


Brenda Sumpter, part of Newnan’s Society of Seven, is painting her world by interpreting what she sees into something she feels when she sees it without losing its truthfulness.

“Great art is praise,” Sumpter said. “I paint to represent the soul of things, to capture their significance.”

Brenda spends a good deal of time scouting possible subjects, locations and objects of beauty. Typically, she starts with loose oil sketching to work out composition. Then, she moves into small studies to refine her concept with color and light. Large finished paintings can take weeks to complete, with specificity and texture, in sizes ranging from miniatures to murals.

“Gathering data is enthralling,” said Sumpter. "It's exciting to be outside or in studio. I get lost in my subject matter.

“What follows is process. Layering in the accumulation of my perceptions, setting the mood and painting attractive, vivid and unique paintings, like the masters whose works I've admired."

Brenda's One Woman Exhibition will be on view seven days a week through the month of December. The exhibit serves as a celebration to the brilliance of American Impressionism. Sumpter’s creative contributions and published work spans three decades.

She has works held by AT&T, Smithsonian Magazine, Smithsonian's Editors Choice and private collectors. Her brand, expression, quality and consistency have earned trust by viewers and collectors alike.

New works include “Plain Air in the South,” “The Western Slope” and “The Tea Pot/Rose” series.

The opening for the exhibit is Saturday evening Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Veranda Art Gallery, 252 Seavy Street in Senoia.



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