The Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association has chosen two watercolors by Hannibal artist Brenda Beck Fisher for its 2016-17 Passions and Reveries season program materials.
The first piece, “Sunset,” will appear on the QSOA’s season brochure, which is mailed to more than 4,200 Tri-State residents. It was painted from her memories of a lake in southern Missouri.
As are many homeowners, Fisher is challenged with invasive morning glory vines. Her paintbrush turns the humble flower into a brilliant blue blossom in the watercolor “Morning Glory.” This simple yet bold piece is used as cover art for the QSOA season programs. These full-color programs are distributed to thousands of concert-goers at nine concerts throughout the season. “Morning Glory” also serves as the background on the organization’s season tickets.
“We are so pleased to feature a local artist again this year on our print materials,” said Jane Polett, QSOA general manager. “Brenda’s work is lush and evocative of the themes we are presenting this season — romance, daydreams and passion.”
Fisher has lived in Missouri most of her life. The recipient of local and national awards, she is a signature member of the Missouri Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Alabama and a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands. She has participated in shows such as the Missouri Nationals and the Biennial Chicago Exhibit.
Her work has been featured in local and state publications, on billboards, chili cans and wine labels. Several of Fisher’s watercolors are permanently displayed at Barnard’s Mill Art Museum in Glen Rose, Texas, at Hannibal Clinic, Hannibal National Bank, Western Illinois University in Macomb and Quincy City Hall.
Brenda illustrated the children’s books, “My Tractor and Me” by Mia Pennewell and “The White Horse” by Dr. Eli Goodman.
Fisher’s work will be exhibited at the Quincy Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphonie Fantastique” concert April 29 at Quincy Junior High School.
More information about the 2016-17 Passions & Reveries season is available at qsoa.org. To receive a copy of the QSOA season brochure call 217-222-2856.