Originally from Canada, Brenda Jacobsen earned a degree in Music Education from Acadia University in Nova Scotia and a MAT from Sacred Heart University in CT. She studied piano and voice for many years but her work with visual art did not start until she had moved to the USA. Since then she has studied at Silvermine School of Art, NCC, Greenwich Arts Society, and the Arts Students League. She has mentored with F. O’Cain and B. Dorfman and has taught and led workshops for all ages and abilities. In 2013, she was an Artist-in-Residence for the Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock, NY. Jacobsen exhibits her paintings in Connecticut and NYC. Brenda is a Therapeutic Recreation Leader at Waveny Lifecare Network in New Canaan, CT where she leads expressive arts programs including art, music and Timeslips- storytelling.