Brenda Lyons is an illustrator from Manchester, Connecticut, whose work explores the natural world with a deep love and focus on birds. Her watercolor paintings capture birds and otherworldly avian creatures in realistic and dreamlike compositions, while she also paints fantastical worlds in acrylic, oils, as well as using pen and ink and graphite. Brenda is the author and illustrator of Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures (IMPACT Books, 2014). She holds her B.A. in Art from Rocky Mountain College, and her M.F.A. in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Brenda also volunteers the at Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education Center, helping care for sick and injured raptors and corvids, as well as community events and education programs.
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