Brandon Adams grew up in his ancestral home of Greenville Texas, a small town just outside Dallas. These familial ties have played a large role in his passion for art, beginning with music, an appreciation cultivated by his parents from an early age with heavy emphasis on music that captured the cultural shifts of the 1960s and 1970s.
“It was on all the time; we cleaned house, there was music; we were on the lake, there was music. It was a part of our lives.” Brandon credits his musical upbringing for the artist he is today. “I paint favorite musicians from my childhood. Every stroke of the brush brings back a flood of memories.”
He has expanded the subjects of his portraits from musicians to iconic figures that have impacted others with their enthusiasm for life. Comedians, Presidents, inventors, athletes, and coaches, Brandon is unconcerned with their status, but focuses on subjects with what he calls “infectious personalities” whose determination attracted others. Brandon selects each person based upon their passion for the talent they possessed.
Brandon graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas in 1997. He has worked as a creative director at several agencies and corporations. Throughout his career his use of color has defined his style. He uses color to attract consumers to products like bees to a wild flower. Through color, Brandon brings the emotions of each character to life.
Brandon works with different mediums, including acrylic, spray paint, stain, water and oils. Blending these mediums to build up layers of complexity and rich textures is iconic of his style. Varieties of wood and defining elements are also incorporated to represent each character.
"My paintings are not a parade of personal style and image. They are a showcase of passion, ambition, desire and accomplishment. It fuels my drive to continue to grow, dream and inspire. I want to do more than just paint but to share my soul."