We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Jameson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandon, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I left the military after 14 years to pursue a degree and paint. I knew that my degree would take several years to get, and that was *IF* I got into grad school! I also knew that artists generally don’t make a lot of money. My friends ands family told me I was making a mistake, and I should “finish my 20” and get my military pension, but I had my sights set on other things. For me, It wasn’t about the money, the pension, or the security that comes with it. It was about doing the things that made me happy. I enjoy science, and I enjoy art. I served, and Im proud to have done it, but it was time to do something else, before my bones gave out. With these things in mind, the risk was always acknowledged, but the desire to be alive in the life that I make for myself was always first, and always has been. As long as Im striving towards my goals, I’ll always feel good about the direction i’m heading. Risk doesn’t scare me
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art takes many forms. I started with abstracts, and gradually moved to people, places, animals and such. In my abstract work, I try not to think. I choose colors, but after that, I just move paint around, and add or take away until I love it. As for my objective works, I try to recreate a feeling… Something that the viewer can connect to on many ways. The use of color and design elements help me achieve this effect. At the end of the day, I make art that resonates with me, and my hope is that it resonates with others as well
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
There are many socially distanced options for restaurants, beaches are open for surfing or relaxing, bars are open, batting cages, mini golf, and we can take my awesome Aussiedoodle to the dog parks and let her run around
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom. She taught me that I could do anything, that I was smart and capable