Yep, that's me and my boy Mr. Séamus. I was born in the month of December 1970 seven days prior to the birth of the most famous jewish carpenter Jesus in the lakeside town of Leamington, Ontario along the north shore of Lake Erie. Four years later my family relocated to Toronto so my father could join the Toronto Police force. The frequent trips back to the countryside of both sets of grandparents afforded me the time to explore the many beaches, fields and marshes.
Summers spent isolated in small border towns had an unknowingly huge influence on me by means of the information that made its way down the monsterous sized tv antennas. That information was more precious on Saturday mornings when shows from the 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's beamed into the television sets. Shows such as "Popeye", "The Munsters", "Mighty Mouse", "Woody Woodpecker", "Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show", "The Mickey Mouse Club", "Tarzan", "Flash Gordon", "Abbot & Costello" & "Leave It To Beaver" where Brandon's favourite.
Picking up American media by those great big antennas also allowed me to feed on a steady diet of Monster Movies & comics, chiefly the 1933 masterpiece "King Kong" which also happens to be my ALL TIME favourite film. Others include "The Creature from the Black Lagoon", "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "The Wolfman", "Dracula", "Frankenstein" and comic books turned shows like "Spiderman" and "The Incredible Hulk" are but a small few that have heavily influence my imaginative development then and funnily they now that seep into my richly, woven paintings.
My paintings are a rich narrative of subversive humor, home to an array of colorful characters meshed with pop references from my boyhood. This has afforded my paintings to be sought out after and shown by the preeminent galleries in the Pop Surrealist movement today. Galleries such as La Luz De Jesus, M Modern, Gallery 88LA, Subject Matter, Thinkspace, Tart Gallery, La Petite Mort Gallery to The Magic Pony Gallery all have proudly exhibited my paintings and drawings.
My gallery career has seen my art hung from NYC, Brooklyn, Miami, Knoxville, Phoenix, San Jose, Cosa Mesa, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Sacramento, Portland (OR), Vancouver, Calgary, Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, London (UK) and Alicante (SP). Resulting in my art now being in the hands of private collectors from around the world.
My artistic influences are many really as such cast a wide net to include Walt Disney, Tim Burton, Stan Lee, Chuck Jones, John Kricfalusi, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Jeff Soto, The Clayton Brothers, Dave Cooper and his good bud Shaunna Peterson.
Currently I live in Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga Ontario with my wife the lovely & creative Miss Jane. I work late and long hours in my studio with my loyal dog Mr. Séamus at my heels and amongst the ever growing rows of vinyl sculptures, books, antique toys and the ashes of King Clancy the artists first English Bull Terrier.
My interests other than art are The Toronto Maple Leafs, Hockey, Making Pizza, Big Foot, Tattoos, Film Noir, Hot Rods, Bettie Page, Rockabilly everything, Training Dogs and the Music of Johnny Cash.