"I Turn Bounty Pieces Into Masterpieces."
Brenda's Story of Becoming The Paper Towel Artist who Turns Bounty Pieces into Masterpieces
An Artist was Born
Brenda's Story of becoming The Paper Towel Artist®
who turns Bounty® Pieces into Masterpieces
In the first grade, inspired by her beloved teacher, Brenda won a city-wide art contest that garnered her local news coverage, a $100 savings bond, and a commemorative plaque to mark her achievement. Despite this auspicious beginning, she never touched art again until 2011, when a heartfelt commission from a loved one sparked a rediscovery of an artistic gift that had lain dormant for nearly 40 years. While working on this first piece, she discovered a unique technique of using typing paper soaked in paint to create a textured look. Brenda was satisfied creating her textured art pieces out of typing paper until October 16th, 2013, the moment when she was wiping paint off her hands with Bounty® paper towel and had an epiphany, suddenly realizing that the thickness of using paper towel to create her artwork was a complete game changer! How? By giving birth to an idea to do three-dimensional sculpting on a canvas! Since developing this technique starting that October day in 2013, Brenda has officially become The Paper Towel Artist®, creator of three-dimensional canvas sculptured art using paper towels as her medium. Having been a consumer of Bounty® paper towels for many years, she has continued to use this brand to create what she calls "meaningful masterpieces." In fact, Brenda believes she could be a spokesperson for the Bounty® brand because of her genuine love for its creative use to her as an artist. "I have no doubt there's anyone on the planet who loves Bounty® more than I do. Trust me, as the Paper Towel Artist®, my friends have all heard me say, "If you wanna give me a gift, just give me Bounty® with a bow!"
For most of us, paper towels are for wiping up spills. But for Brenda, they serve a whole different purpose. Because as you look at her artwork you can see that she takes ordinary pieces of Bounty® paper towels and transforms them into extraordinary pieces of art. Her transformative art is an extension of her transformative work as a therapist specializing in forgiveness therapy, an empowerment speaker for youth and adult audiences and author of two books, Surgery for the Soul: Healing for the Hurting Heart and From Charcoal to Diamond: Discover the Greatness in You.
Little Dr. Brenda Caldwell
A native of Memphis, TN, she hosted the first exhibition of her works in 2014. Brenda has since been commissioned to create her trademark three-dimensional canvas sculptured artwork for clients throughout the country. “I was inspired to choose the name The Paper Towel Artist® after reading the story of Japanese artist, Chie Hitotsuyama, who creates fascinating life size sculptures of animals out of old newspapers. Her story gave me the confidence to pursue establishing myself as the creator of three dimensional canvas sculptured art using paper towels.” Each creation also displays three-dimensional inspirational wording that indeed turns it into a "meaningful masterpiece." In fact, her signature exhibition, "From Bounty® Pieces to Masterpieces", has been featured in several art galleries. Brenda's artistic gift enables her to create a range of three-dimensional canvas sculptured works from animals, to musical instruments, to clothing.
As a speaker, Brenda Caldwell, Ph.D. is fondly known as Dr. B. the Hopeologist, a motivator and inspirator who delivers life changing messages of hope to audiences from all walks of life. To learn more about Brenda's passionate work of bringing hope to this generation like no other, click below. As the Paper Towel Artist® she believes her art serves a purpose in people’s lives. Combining both gifts, in Brenda's words, "I put hope on a canvas and call it art. From my mouth to my hands, I am all things HOPE."
Brenda's unique artwork becomes a "conversation piece" for homes, hospitals, offices, art galleries or wherever displayed. This original artwork makes a one-of-a-kind perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or for any special occasion.