Brandon by Tyler Berry

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Tyler Berry



50.8 x 40.64 cm | 20 x 16 in

Oil on linen panel

  • Second Place ($1,000 Cash Award) / Portraiture
  • ARC Purchase Awards ($6,800)
  • Second Place ($1,000 Cash Award) / Fully From Life

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

A painting of my dear friend Brandon, completed from life over a few weeks together in my studio. I take much inspiration from Dutch and Italian portraiture from the Baroque and Renaissance. Working from observation is an important aspect of my art form. I am interested in painting and drawing as a record of experiences had, and not simply appearances captured. The story of the light and thought behind a gaze are both the subject of this painting, and the vehicles through which I aim to communicate something universal and timeless.

* Exhibited as “Man with Plait" at Salmagundi Club, NYC, May 2022 and Wethersfield Biennial Show in Wethersfield, CT, October 2022