Brandon V. Lewis

Brandon V. Lewis

Artist | Designer | Play Wright

I am influenced by cultural and social latitudes. My great grandmother would often tell me stories of people who seemed to step off the pages of some Alice Walker novel. Deeply rooted in the traditional Baptist Church, I have felt the spirirt move across a room and seen grown men weep like children and old women leap like teenagers. I understand that I have been blessed beyond measure with my talents. I revel in every field of the arts. My vivid imagination allows me to design gowns that no runway has ever seen; But of all my creations my paintings have allowed me to express myself and pay homage to the men and women who have come before me.

I understand that life is a journey and throughout it some rain is going to fall. Trials and tribulations will sometimes make unannounced visits and over stay their welcome. With every challenge that I am faced with, I take it, strip it down, melt it, see what it's main ingredients are. I then turn pain into pleasure, malice into a melody, and confusion into creativity. When I am done it becomes a masterpiece.