Originally from Alberta, Brenda Isaak Takao and her husband now reside on British Columbia’s beautiful Vancouver Island.
Brenda is a multi-media artist. She displayed an early aptitude for drawing and has a vague memory of her mother furiously scrubbing her artwork off the walls. She has dabbled in watercolours, acrylics, metal sculpture and even into more functional metal works as she has inexplicably turned into a journeyman welder somewhere along the line.
While in university, Brenda’s minor was art, and she also has a diploma in interior design for which she earned the Governor General’s Collegiate Bronze medal. More recently, mixed media and surface design have made their way into her artwork, as well.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division