Brenda Leach

You can read the Santa Cruz Sentinel article about me here

I was previously a graphic designer, illustrator and art director in the book publishing industry, which informs my collaborations now. Not only has this given me an intense appreciation for beautiful shapes (the aesthetics of typography and logos can be applied to painted lines on bodies too), but it is part of what I bring to interactions with clients. I understand the importance of being flexible and incorporating others' feedback enthusiastically, and what it takes for visual communication to be effective.

I have done art of various sorts all of my life. Now my love for life drawing, appreciating beauty in people, color, and visual interpretation of ideas is expressing itself through body painting. And it sure is fun to get to paint the human form without having to stress over making the proportions accurate, since my "canvas" has already done that part!