About Brenda Schodt
Portraying Arizona scenery and Christmas motifs in her art, Painter Brenda Schodt works throughout the year to hand craft beautiful, distinctive ornaments for the holidays. Owner of Southwest Ornaments, LLC, previously Delicate Designs, Brenda Schodt lives in Chandler, Arizona. Along with painting pieces for the holidays, she decorates ornaments and stones for weddings, anniversaries, and parties. Brenda Schodt also has designed ornaments for a number of businesses and organizations, including a museum, churches, a real estate firm, a botanical garden, elementary schools, and others. In addition, she paints scenes on flagstone and sandstone. Brenda Schodt developed her artistic skills as a student at Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Appearing in gift shops in Arizona cities, such as Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Sedona, Tucson, Chandler, Glendale, and many others, her work has a dominant presence in the Southwest, including New Mexico. The 4th Avenue Street Fair in Tucson, the Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts, and the Tempe Festival of the Arts have each featured her pieces. In addition, she has planned art shows and signings for 2011. For details on Brenda Schodt, see www.azornaments.com. Beyond her art sales, Brenda Schodt strives to help others and aids nonprofits with her work. She has donated ornaments to raise funds for various organizations. For the Tempe Police Department, she painted a mural to convey her appreciation of law enforcement. Schodt has also donated proceeds of her art sales to San Marcos Elementary School and has aided the Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc., the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Arizona Basset Hound Rescue.