Piece description from the artist
This is a rendition of my daughter Christine. As we often do, her and I went to get the mail. While on the walk, I took a few photos and in fact the one for this was so dark I could barley see her face. But I liked the scene so much I tried manipulating the colors. I lightened it remarkably and found this little angel underneath. It inspired me so much I decided to try a portrait for the first time in forever. It just goes to show that there is worth and beauty in all reference photos. This painting is a statement of power in small things, beauty, innocence, and truth.
Brandy Cattoor finds motivation in portraying simple everyday scenes. Her work has been inspired by the Impressionist painters, and various artists such as Wayne Thiebaud, Charles Demuth, and Edward Hopper. Brandy graduated with a Bachelors degree of Fine Art in oil painting from Brigham Young University Idaho in 2011. She currently studies at the Art Students League of Denver. Brandy has completed commission work for portrait drawings and oil paintings. The artist is primarily interested in landscapes and architectural painting. She is also strongly attracted to intimate portraits and still life scenes. In addition to painting Brandy also enjoys making handmade paper products where her paper work has been shown at the Denver International Airport, and various other local shows. While the artist enjoys creating in various forms, painting remains a strong part of her. She says “When I am creating I feel a fullness of joy. It’s as if painting is part of my soul.” Brandy would like to have her work in various homes across the world, and hopes that her artwork will provide peace to others.