David Brandt (Am., born 1960) developed a love for art in childhood. Receiving awards in juried shows for sketches and drawings, Brandt took formal training at Orange Coast College and Art Center College of Design. He was influenced by traveling to the islands of Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Guadalupe, Kauai, Moorea, and on numerous locations throughout Costa Rica, England, France, Poland and the United States. Brandt has traveled throughout the continental States and currently resides in southern California.
An avid swimmer, Brandt takes an ardent approach to the sense of water in his paintings, establishing for the viewer an observation of nature's most tranquil yet powerful force.
The objective for his Elements series was a dedication to the elements of air, earth, fire and water. The Water series has a definitive sense of flowing calm, while paintings from the Fire series evoke heat and action. The Air series calls to mind lightness and changeability, whereas Earth paintings suggest a glacial movement's path leaving behind traces of its occurrence.
Once asked by a respected colleague what he most took pleasure in designing, Brandt replied that his greatest joy was to create environments for people where they felt warm, comfortable and peaceful. His solo exhibition with Forseti Gallery displayed a wonderful endeavor to accomplish that goal, as well as collaborative exhibits with Marc Whitney, McNabb Martin Contemporary Art, William Merrill and LagunaART Galleries.