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After completing an art education focused in the areas of graphic design and illustration, I began offering commission portrait work at our family gallery and studio which was opened in 1952 by my grandfather Charles T. Allenbrook on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, MA.

Pets and other animal subjects attracted me the most, and I found them well suited to my style of working in the pastel medium. Now, 15 years and dozens of portraits later I have had the opportunity to do many pastels as birthday, Christmas and wedding gifts, and family mementos that will be passed down for generations.

Art Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Art Institute of Boston
New England School of Art and Design, Boston.

Recent Projects

  • Poster Illustration and original artwork donation for "Peter and the Wolf", a Russian National Orchestra (RNO) production benefit for Wolf Haven International, a nonprofit organization working for wolf conservation in Tenino, Washington.
  • Portrait donations to Auction fundraisers for: Cape Ann Animal Aid, Gloucester Massachusetts The Poodle Club of Massachusetts, Poodle Rescue.
  • Award portrait, ink drawing and silk screen t-shirt design, commissioned by the Curly Coated Retriever Club (for their National Specialty in upstate New York.)
Above: Brenda Wiberg and her dog, Rosa.  

This site and all contents Brenda Wiberg, 2007.