Road Trip is a series of paintings about beach and surf culture in the Illawarra, Brenna's home town.
The series consists of watercolour and mixed media studies of vans, cars, and bikes which are parked in beach car parks and side streets around the Wollongong area.
These paintings feature all aspects of beach culture, from the iconic ‘surfer van’, to the ‘day at the beach’ family car, from the lone photographer’s motorbike, to the hotted up P plater’s pride and joy.
Through this series, Brenna aims to express a more nostalgic and symbolic side of the Gong. The works also allow her to push the confines of the traditional ‘still life’ practice.