Stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico for 2 years, Brandon really came to love the old city streets that have been there since before the spanish colonized the island, even using the same paving stones that date back over 500 years!
One of Brandon’s favorite parts about San Juan is the architectural design, as well as the cities choice to repurpose old buildings, and design new buildings in the same scheme as Old San Juan. Many of Brandon’s pieces are of the older things of San Juan at night, due to the fact that the streets, lamps and other parts of the city outshine the newer buildings in the evening. Although the new parts of San Juan are intriguing, this focus on painting the past as it stays with us now is a common theme in Brandon’s work.
The Once Majestic
El Morro Lamplight
View from the Pier
Street After Rain
New York City
The amount of galleries and museums that contain historic & iconic pieces of art in New York City are innumerable, but even harder to quantify on any given day is the sheer mass amount of people, living in one space, that hail from so many different places and cultures. The people are what made Brandon’s time in New York unforgettable.
The streets were always filled with people who were often from a different part of the world, bringing pieces of their lives and families with them to New York, making it an ever-changing landscape of multicultural beauty.
New York City has and always will be a love/hate relationship. While there may be areas covered in dirt and grime, you are met with beauty in the most unexpected of places.
Brooklyn Under Queens
NYC from a Plane
36 x 35, $375
Greenville, South Carolina
After settling down in Greenville and starting a family in 2013, it’s been a surprise in many ways. The culture of Greenville has changed from a mill factory area to a conglomerate of different successful industries. As in San Juan, Greenville has chosen to maintain and repurpose many of these old buildings (like mills) to give them new life as breweries, event spaces, art galleries and more.
Falls Park is the main focal point of the Downtown Greenville area, and it brings back memories of Brandon’s time in NYC, where Central park was also a central location that brought businesses around it and forged a fun “nature meets man” with all of the trees and water so close to tall buildings.
Because of Brandon’s time in graduate school while living in Greenville, his art has changed over this time period. Check out the quick studies page to see more recent works.
Quick Study, 14x12, $45
Quick Study, 11x14 $50
Quick studies were a large part of Brandon’s graduate school education at Academy of Art University (based in San Francisco, CA) and force you to skip the minute details and focus on displaying the main theme. Narrowing the painting time frame down to 5 or 10 minutes was integral in developing his craft as someone who traditionally takes hours, days and even weeks on one piece until it’s just right. Although it may appear unfinished as a product, quick studies still work well because the main elements are there visible, and mimic his overall style that often appears slightly unfinished, but carries a great balance.
11x14, Quick Study, Contact for Pricing
Contact for Pricing and Measurements
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Where's the Elephant?
2015 Selection at Artisphere 2015 “Artists of the Upstate Exhibition” in Greenville, SC.
The Artists of the Upstate Exhibit is a juried exhibition, and recognizes the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by those living in the Upstate region.
Encaustic and More
This is a collection of paintings and encaustics that date back to the early 2000’s.