I always like to tell people that creativity flows through my veins. It has been that way for as long as I can remember. I was always that weird kid with an overactive imagination. Whether it was me being convinced that I could fly after watching Peter Pan for the first time or thinking I was a Care Bear and could shoot rainbows out of my stomach. I was a born performer long before I picked up my first paintbrush. But never the less, I have always been creative it's just who I am.
I refuse to be restricted to one specialty. If I want to try it, I permit myself to try, and if I don’t like it after I have tried it, I stop. However, I do a lot of painting and street photography; I think they would be as close to my specialties as I could get. While I hate titles, I consider myself a contemporary abstract painter.
I'm 35 years old and just starting to break into the art world. I got a late start in this world, but I don't necessarily regret that choice. I spent years in the performing arts as an actor and a drag queen. I was also a hairstylist and makeup artist, and even did a stint in retail. The only thing I do regret was how long it took me to share my art with others. How long I have been creating in secret and too afraid to show it off? I have learned that life is too short, and now is as good a time as any other. I'm the artist the world has been waiting for!
Like so many other artists, my art is inspired by my emotions. I paint my dreams, my fears, and my feelings. Every painting is a reflection of myself as an artist, and what I was feeling at that moment. I love working with color, shapes, and random movements, I also enjoy picking color schemes that shouldn't work and then putting them together in a way that makes it happen.
I hope you enjoy what I have to share. If you have any questions, want to purchase a painting, give me a show, or just want to learn more please reach out to me at Brandondudleyvs@gmail.com or leave a message on the site and I will get back to you.
2023 - "Brandon Dudley: I am King," Pullman WA
2022 - African American Museum, "Carroll Harris Simms National Black Art Competition and Exhibition," Dallas TX
2022 - Blue Galleries at Boise State, "Queer ID Exhibition," Boise ID
2022 - Art for the People Gallery, "Spectacular," Austin TX
2022 - Nuu Muse Gallery, "Fall Group Exhibition," Dallas Texas
2022 - Art for the People Gallery, "Magnificence," Dallas Texas
2022 - Sedona Arts Center, "Big Gay Art Show," Sedona AZ
2021 - Art and Soul, Twin falls ID
"Silence" 2021, ToyTown, Twin Falls ID
"Pacific Northwest Mountain Range," 2021, Sara Abdallah, Seattle WA
"Moon Dancer," 2021, Karmin Wood, Kent WA
"Dark Figure,"2021, Karmin Wood, Kent WA
"Blue Mountains" 2021, Penny Gonzales, Pullman WA
PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA
"Through the Rose Colored Portal" Artstonish Magazine, December 2022
"Get to Know Brandon Dudley" Canvas Rebel Magazine, October 2022
"Life and Work with Brandon Dudley," Voyage Austin Magazine, March 2022
"Queercore: A Beauitful Subculture," Queernundrum, Episode 21, March 2021 & July 2022
Washington State University, M.A., Strategic Communications, 2020
Washington State University, B.A. Political Science, 2018
Mr. Leons Cosmetology School, Cosmetology License, 2004