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Big Sky Artists’ Studio & Gallery: Paintings of Experience. Oils by Brandon Grace.

April 5

Paintings of Experience – Original Oils by Brandon Grace. Open April 1 – 30, 2024. Meet the Artist reception on Friday, April 5 from 5:00 – 7:00pm, open to all.

Brandon is a contemporary figure/landscape painter, primarily working with oil paint. Born and raised in Western New York, he currently resides in the Old Mining City of Butte, Montana. Brandon discovered his passion for painting at the age of seven. Fascinated with the sunflowers of Van Gogh, those paintings planted the seed of a blooming passion.  As an adolescent, he began studying oil painting with a local artist named Joan Saba. In early adulthood, he set off to acquire a BFA in painting, starting that journey at Pratt MWP, where he spent a full year learning the fundamentals of the visual language.

Dissatisfied and filled with naivety, he attended a semester at SUNY Fredonia learning old the master techniques of grisaille, chiaroscuro, human anatomy and controlling the limited pallet. A man with a troubled mind, he left to do what John Muir did, and headed out west, spending several months in Yellowstone National Park.

Upon his return to Buffalo, he decided to continue his painting education at SUNY Buffalo State College and complete a BFA in painting, where he learned the nuances of color, composition and the use of narrative from Professor Joseph A. Miller and Professor Lin Xi Jiang.

Brandon is a published artist and has been in several regional and national group shows.

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