LPAPA Signature Artist Member Brenda Boylan grew up in southern California and often exercised her imagination with every available art material to feed her creative muse. A great majority of her time was spent sketching outdoors as she discovered her surroundings either on the shoreline, in the desert canyons, or eucalyptus groves. These places gave her a strong desire to drive her life’s direction into the field of art. She earned earned a B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University in Applied Art and Design. Brenda enjoys plein air painting on location as well as teaching pastel workshops.