5 Questions for Brenda Bogart, Artist

I still remember the first time I saw Brenda Bogart's work. I was just 6 years old and staying at my friend Rachel's house. Rachel and her sister - who is just a year older than us, shared a wardrobe filled with an enviable selection of B's T's. If you aren't familiar, B's T's was "THE" clothing line to wear as a kid growing up in Dallas in the 90's.

Fast forward fifteen years and I was in the gorgeous home of  B's T's founder, Brenda Bogart, preparing for a joint holiday trunk show - showcasing her art and my jewelry. After a successful run with B's T's, Brenda experienced a long-running interior design career under Trisha Wilson & Associates and eventually started her own interior design firm, Bogart Design Group, Inc. Eventually, Brenda decided to try her hand at painting, and when she did, she never looked back.

Brenda Bogart

Over the years, Brenda has become a source of inspiration to me as someone who doesn't just conform to what is expected, but instead, pushes the boundaries to produce what she loves.

Brenda's passion for creativity is evident through the work she produces and the life she lives, for this reason it's such an honor to feature her as part of our 5 Questions Series. 

I hope Brenda's outlook will inspire you as much as it has inspired me!

1. The inspiration behind my art...

The human face and its story constantly inspire me. Reading biographies have been a passion since I was a young girl and I often listen to the stories of the people I am painting.

2. The best advice I ever received...

Eliminate unnecessary drama from my life.


3. Success looks like...

Making money doing the thing I love to do the most.

4. Happiest when...

I'm happiest when I am in my studio creating, and I am simultaneously up to date on my desk work. This almost never happens so I spend a great deal of time torturing myself, feeling like there is something else I should be doing instead of being in my studio. Each day starts in my studio, looking at my current work while waking up to my first cup of tea. The day ends, looking over what I created that day. Somewhere in between, I rationalize how I don't need to do my desk work that day. 


5. One thing I wish I could tell my younger self...

Pursue your artistic self. Be who God created you to be, not whom you think everyone else wants you to be. 

For more of Brenda's work, follow her on Pinterest, Instagram or check out her blog here. Also, If you're in the Dallas area, be sure to stop by Blue Print - along with Brenda's art, you might just fall in LOVE with the entire store!