As a chemist, I spend much of my time indoors working in a lab, so I love to take advantage of my free time and spend it outdoors. With camera in-hand, I seek out various flora and fauna that I find interesting, and living in East Tennessee, I know I don't have to travel far to find them. I eventually select my favorite of these pictures and translate them into painting. I'm inspired by nature, and in my work, I like to reflect the natural beauty that drives me to create. Still, while painting, the analytically-minded chemist in me emerges, and as a result, my work tends to be very detailed and true to the subject. The foci of my works are often birds and flowers because I feel that, with the many variations in colors and habitats, these two subjects best represent the diverse beauty of the world.
Brandon graduated salutatorian from Lincoln Memorial University in 2012, earning a B.S. in chemistry, in addition to several semesters of art instruction. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at Georgia Tech.