Brenda Behr is a local artist who is primarily known for her paintings en plein air and her portraits of people. She works in both oil and watercolor, depending on her subject matter and focus. Behr received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Masters in Fine Arts in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. After working in Minnesota for several years as a graphic designer, Behr returned to North Carolina where she more seriously pursued painting. This led to Behr’s work exhibiting at numerous galleries and museums including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Iredell Museums, the Greenville Museum of Art and now a solo exhibition at the Bank of the Arts. Not Painted to Go With Your Couch will feature works from across her career.