About the Artist
Brandon Munley is an artist / illustrator based in Austin, TX. Born in Traverse City, MI but raised in the San Francisco Bay Area his childhood and by proxy his art was influenced by the weird. A self-taught artist Brandon has been showing his art throughout the country in galleries, cafes and restaurants for over 16 years. The last year as a full time artist. Known for his prodigious imagination Brandon works primarily with water based paints, but has experimented with wine, beer, coffee, oil, ink and graphite. Described as whimsical, Brandon’s art often has a comical or dark twist pushing the boundaries of reality.
It was at a very young age while thumbing through the Sunday paper that I decided I was going to become an artist. I'd spend what felt like hours fulfilling my weekly quest to find out what antics a little boy and his stuffed tiger were getting into. Yup I had high hopes to get into low art all the way back when my wallet was still made of nylon and velcro.As I grew so did my art with inspirations drawn from surrealist painters and the nature around me.I like to think of my art as a collaboration between my right and left brain. Combining the organic feel of abstract washes and unrestrained expression, with the detailed reproduction of a whimsical thought. My ever-present goal is to harness those loose ideas that have taken up residency in my brain and expose them to the world. One of my purest pleasures is seeing a smile slowly stretch across an adoring face when a viewer is confronted with something that has found its way out of my head.