Vicky Brand BA Hons
I Graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury in 1999, with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art. My practice is concerned with “Identity”, who and what we are. I am a strongly figurative, narrative painter and usually work in series because I always find so many different questions and opinions to explore. Previous series for example have featured the relationship between Mothers and Daughters, the Brits and food, contemporary Vanitas and the manipulation of Images. Because I love to paint portraits I have also worked with selected women artists to describe their artistic motivations and interests through a series of large works on canvas and this is still ongoing. Depending on the circumstances I may also make 3D pieces. I have just finished an oil painting about Fathers and Sons entitled “Fatherhood”. This painting describes the feelings of a young father as he holds his new born son. Feelings of pride, love, protectiveness and responsibility as he wonders what the future will bring. For the group exhibition with Ashford Visual Artists at Smallhythe Gallery in Tenterden called “Beyond Words” I have started a new series of paintings about Cats and how we breed and interact with this creature that shares our lives. My paintings are in private collections and I have exhibited in the Annual Exhibition of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries in London and in many other exhibitions and Galleries in the South East and beyond.