On October 14, 1947, Linwood H. Branham, III was born to a family in which 5 siblings were embraced by loving and adoring parents. Many who observed this family, noticed that there was something amazingly different about it. For it was in that small Elm-City Project apartment in New Haven,Ct. that the love of art and poetry flowed abundantly, mostly because of his mother's ('Mom Bessie', as she was respectfully called) love of music, art, and sports. For only in this type of environment could Lwood's natural gifts and talents be nurtured to inspire him to begin the long journey of creating art in the fields of oil paintings, acrylic, and sculpturing.
It was at the age of 11 or 12 that Lwood received his first brownie camera. He quickly realized that he was able to take a picture of a subject of interest, and later take the picture and turn it into a painting. This is the same thing that he is doing today. As he grew older, his natural gifts had begun to astonish his family and the community! They, too, began to recognize his multiplicity of talents which included singing, dancing and sports; all of which allowed him to express his personal creative style.
Many who were already members of the artistic world began to take notice of this young man, who was destined for 'greatness'! But, before his artistic expressions could come to a state of maturity, he had to experience the Joys and Pains of life that often preceded 'greatness'. It was after the Pain of Joy had ended, that his mind's eye began to open and allow the pure light of life to empower him to see clearly. The 'picture within the picture' is what he sought, and continues to seek to find and reveal to the consciousness of others . Make no mistakes about it, this artist has something good and beautiful to offer the world!
Armed with a deep spirituality, this artist walks a very fine line between the spiritual and the material worlds. He also possesses the ability to inspire others in their particular field, by way of his spiritual insights. Something he often says is, 'My spiritual power is based upon the spiritual forces displayed in nature and the beauty of life as we experience it...both the good and the bad.' This spirit can be seen and appreciated by both the sophisticated art lovers, as well as the untrained eye of the novice.
So...At this time Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud and honored to present to FAA and even to the world of artists and collectors, after 40 years is now... coming out, one of the finest new artist and gentleman in the field of arts and photography, that has come along in quite some time. Having the eye of a great artist, coupled with his love, dedication, and a desire to achieve perfection, it is almost a certainty that this artist will leave an indelible mark in the world of art and artistry.
I Welcome you to LWood's 'CELEBRATION OF LIFE', for you to View, Purchase and Totally Experience the Spirituality of it ALL !