Brandon Stewart is an illustrator and fine artist, known for his work exploring the joy and torment of everyday life. Though dark or gory at first glance, beneath the surface of his work, there often lie themes of hope and resilience. His work shines light on the unseen elements of human existence. Invisible maladies, such as anxiety and depression, are given faces, bodies, tentacles, and whole worlds to twist and sprawl through to reach the audience. Brandon works in a variety of mediums including ink, watercolor, oil, acrylic and pyrography.


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How long have you been making art?

All of my life, as cliche as that is. On some level I think we all do that, though. Unfortunately, becoming an adult has a way of beating creativity out of most of us...

What is your favorite medium?

I love to experiment, having gone so far as to make my own paint with mashed berries when I was young, but my go-to currently is pen and ink, watercolor, tattoo, or pyrography. I tend to just eat berries now rather than making art with them.

Who are some of your favorite artists?

Oh man. This list could take up the whole page... but here are a few, in no particular order: Michael Whelan. Florian Bertmer. Escher. Goya. El Greco. Paolo Rivera. Zdzislaw Beksinski. John Howe. Gregory Manchess, James Gurney. Gustav Dore. Andy Brase. Giger. Donato Giancola. Sam Weber. Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Alan Lee. Frank Frazetta. William Stout. John Jude Palencar. Charles Vess. Jeremy Geddes. Gary Gianni. Ken Meyer, Jr. Gris Grimly. David Palumbo. Shaun Beaudry. Allen Williams. Travis Lewis. Bernie Wrightson. Paul Bonner. Bernini.