Internationally recognized as a brilliant and sensitive portrait painter, classically trained in Europe, Brenda Burke sees every aspect of life as a creative challenge. Her collectors avidly wait for each new series she creates, as she applies the various skills of the old masters to create fresh and exciting contemporary masterpieces. She embellishes figure studies with raised gold and platinum leaf, creates magnificent flower pieces in tempera with oil glazes. Encaustics give dazzling effect to backgrounds for semi-nudes, who are often wrapped in the antique lace she finds a constant inspiration. Brenda Burke divides her time between her homes in New Orleans and England.