Brenna spent several summer months in 2012 traversing the north-western provinces and territories of Canada, and exploring Alaska. Throughout her journey, she was awed by the abundance of North American wildlife, which she saw time and time again within a natural setting.
From an artist’s perspective, Brenna had to learn to paint in the colours and the shapes of the Canadian landscape – so vastly different from those in her home country, Australia.
Several paintings contain hints at the intrusive nature of human civilization: a moose chews grass by a log cabin, and a big-horned sheep walks across a highway. Yet no humans are directly present in the works: Brenna has a tendency to depict nature as something separate from human influence, emphasising the viewer/viewed relationship that wildlife has with humanity.