As a native “Cape Codder” Breten has always been drawn to the luminosity of her natural surroundings. Driven to express this beauty outwardly, she paints local scenes of dunes, beaches, sailboats, and lighthouses, only to name a few. It seems that her grandparents felt that same inspiration, as three of them were also Cape artists, and their work inspired her to carry on what seems to be a large part of her heritage. While constantly learning and growing, each new creation blossoms from a bud of fresh awareness.
Breten lives on Cape Cod, MA with her two daughters, a cat and a dog.
Along with her artwork and being a mom, Breten shares her time as a respite provider for developmentally challenged individuals. Her creative journey is a spiritual one as she constantly seeks to release the beauty she feels within and share it with the world. “My work reflects the light I see in everything," Breten says, “Whether it’s the sunlight, the moonlight or just the pure inner light radiating from the souls of all beings.”
All images © 2012 by Breten Bryden. Reproduction strictly prohibited.