Brenda Nyhof

I’ve lived various places, all around the Taieri, Allanton, Berwick and currently in Mosgiel. I’m lucky enough to have my children and grandchildren all living locally, so I pretty much have everything I could want right here. I studied art at Otago School of Art in the late 80s and since then have worked a variety of jobs while continuing my art and raising a family.

I work part-time for the Ministry for Primary Industries in Quarantine, covering Dunedin airport and cruise ships. Art-wise, I have enjoyed various mediums, watercolour, oils, drawing and my latest passion, Papier Mache. It’s all about dragons now! I enjoy learning about all form of art and like getting to know the possibilities and limitations of a chosen medium.

I believe firmly that skills are to be shared, volunteering at a local school with art classes, which I find uplifting and refreshing, I get as much from it as the children. When I’m not playing with glue and paper, or working, I’m likely to be out walking, trying to frantically tire out a young blue heeler with endless energy, or occasionally cleaning the house (usually covered in paper and glue)

I’ve been a member of the OAS for over 20 years and enjoyed the supportive and fun environment, made a lot of friends and look forward to more to come.