Brenda Jiral

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Brenda Jiral is a mixed media and watercolor artist with a strong emphasis on experimental processes and materials. She has developed many different unique methods of using water-media combined with a variety of materials. She has been teaching watercolor classes and workshops for six years at several Michigan locations as well as in her private studio.

Brenda studied fine art at Grand Valley State University and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She has studied under several well-established artists through workshops including Fabio Cembranelli, Joyce Hicks, Linda Kemp and Linda Germain. Each of these educational experiences have enhanced her abilities as a mixed media and watercolor artist.

Her painting titled “Sunlit Tulips” was selected for the top 20 in the Tulip Time poster competition sponsored by the Holland Area Arts Council in 2013. The same painting was selected to be used in a full-page ad for Dick Blick Art Supplies on the back cover of the May/June 2019 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine. In October 2019, Brenda had an article published as a guest artist, in an online blog at This blog has over 49,000 followers and is read worldwide.

Brenda currently exhibits her diverse works at the Zeeland Art Gallery in Zeeland, Michigan, All and Fine Art America, online.

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