Brenda Bluestone

The subjects of my paintings are humble, and sometimes odd: produce, flowers, thrift shop finds, rocks, toys, etc. Arrangements of these objects provide a structure for studies of light and shadow, texture, form, color and mood. A successful painting becomes more than the sum of its parts, inviting viewers to take a longer look and hopefully, to see beauty or even humor in these ordinary objects.



  • MSed in Art Education, 2006, CUNY Queens College
  • BFA Magna Cum Laude, 1985, Virginia Commonwealth University, concentration in fashion design
  • Attended workshops with Duane Keiser: July 2016, and Julian Merrow Smith: August 2016. Both at South Street Gallery in Greenport, NY.
  • 3 graduate painting classes with Seung Lee at CW Post University
  • Numerous art workshops at Balanced Mind annual conferences and Art Supervisors Association of Nassau County


  • December 2021 Juried Show at SOAG. “Moody Grapes in Green Dish”, Acrylic on Arches paper, 6”x8”.
  • South Street Gallery 10 x10 Art Show and Sale to Benefit the North Fork Environmental Council, December 3, 2016. “Morning Sun”, Acrylic on cradled panel, 10”x10”.
  • Art League of Long Island 56th Long Island Artist Juried Exhibition, 2013. “Walter”, Acrylic on panel, 14” x 20”


  • Retired June, 2021
  • HS Art Teacher, Westbury UFSD (Long Island), 2004 to 2021
  • Stay at home mom from 1991 to 2004
  • Worked in NYC garment industry 1985 to 1991
  • Bygones Vintage Clothing, Richmond VA, 1979 to 1985