Painter & Illustrator
Brandi is a fine artist & illustrator living in the Midwest. Brandi earned a degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art from Grandview College in 2008 and has been working freelance artist ever since.
Painting has always been my true artistic love. Although, my years as a digital illustrator have been the biggest influence on my most current body of traditional work. I love the freedom & playfulness that illustration offers an artist. There are no rules and no confines. It is a wondrous feeling to finally be able to combine my love for illustration with my love for paint.
I consider my work a body of illustrative portraits. I try to work like an old Polaroid one shot and capture a perfectly imperfect character at a single moment in time. No retakes, no editing. Life is all about moments and imperfections. Life isn't perfect, people aren't perfect, but we are all amazing.
My technique is layered paint & patterns on wood panels or watercolor paper. My characters emerge in vigorous brush strokes, over the base layers of pattern that tend to peek through in the background.
Do you take commissions?
Thank you for thinking of me, but no, I do not take on commission work. If I am being honest, painting from someone else's vision takes the connection & some of the joy out of the creative process for me. If I can't connect to the subject, then I am not able to create my best work.
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