My new painting "How Again To Begin" (acrylic on wood) will be on exhibition this Saturday (Jan. 24th) at the Corey Helford Gallery Circa in Culver City as part of their "Freaks & Americana: An Exploration of Big Top Culture" group show!!
This painting was so fun to work on as I have always been inspired by American circus-type imagery. It's escapism at it's best - chaos & candies & clowns!
The story hidden inside this painting is very personal, each character represents someone in my life. But the concept is about starting new - going back to the basics and rebuilding our structure. A lovely little thing about being human is that there is always room for improvement :)
Do come and say hello if you are in the LA area - door opens at 7pm and goes til 10pm!
You know how some years stand out in your life more than others? I'm gonna say 2014 is going down in history for me. She was a tough one, but a good one, and I'll never forget her. This is one of my three pieces I did for the Tiny Trifecta show in summer at Tara McPherson's Cotton Candy Machine in New York.
Yours truly, Brandi Milne
My largest painting, and show title piece, Here Inside My Broken Heart, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Humpty Dumpty, in bed sick
Brandi Milne & Jan Corey Helford at Luke Chueh's show at Circa Gallery in Culver City
I had a big show this year titled Here Inside My Broken Heart, in a pop-up location in Culver City with the Corey Helford Gallery. Here I am taking it in a few days before it was closing. All the stuff that 2014 handed me went right into the paintings for this show, as my work is a reflection of my life. Eep it was pretty heavy.
My painting I Never Dreamed Of Such A Place, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Detail shot of the mourners from my painting "Who I Once Was" -acrylic on wood.
Self portrait, Brandi Milne
My painting The Song He Sings To Me, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Here Inside My Broken Heart show catalogs that were available at the show opening
Mr. Bob Self, the mastermind behind Baby Tattooville in Riverside, I sure love this guy!
All the artists -featured and returning from left to right: Laurie Brom, Gerald Brom, Jeff Soto, Bob Self, Brian Smith, Joe Sorren, Tara McPherson, Bob Dob, Eric Fortune, Brandi Milne, Lola, Gris Grimly, Johnny Rodriguez at the Riverside Museum
Lola and I collaborated in the Art Jam, here's her Pokey and my Gumby!
Some of my favorite dudes: Andy Diesel of Diesel Fuel Prints, my favorite guy, Robert, Lola at the Mission Inn for Baby Tattooville
My painting Feed Your Head, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Joe Sorren, Bob Dob, Jeff Soto and Tara McPherson working on the Art Jam at Baby Tattooville
Cute Tara McPherson screen printing with Diesel Fuel Prints at Baby Tattooville
Tara McPherson, Brandi Milne, Lola self portrait
Bob Dob, Eric Fortune and Joe Sorren signing prints at Baby Tattooville
Brandi Milne, Miss Mindy - friends forever :)
A cute little commission Holiday Takes A Holiday, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
During the making of my painting I Never Dreamed Of Such A Place -acrylic on wood
Benihana with Shawn Barber, Kim Saigh, R, Brandi Milne, Lola, Robert
Self portrait, Brandi Milne, sick as a dog with a fever in summer :(
My painting Long After This, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Tomi Monstre, Brandi Milne at Greg Simkins show in LA at the Merry Karnowski Gallery
Brandi Milne, Camille Rose Garcia
Brandi Milne, Lola, Ryh Ming Poon, Natalia Fabia
My painting See With Your Eyes, This Beautiful Creature, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Drawing my forever muse - cat girl in fishnets
Bobby Kim and Brandi Milne
My painting Your Song, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Detail Shot of my painting Your Song - tribute to Elton John for the Sound & Vision Show at the old Sound City Studios
Brandi Milne and Jan Corey Helford at Circa Gallery in Culver City
Luke Chueh at Here Inside My Broken Heart in Culver City
Natalia Fabia, Brandi Milne, Lola and Kim Saigh at Lola's show The Younger in Los Angeles
My painting Hold Fast, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Brandi Milne self portrait, in bed Orange County
Painting another forever muse, snowman!
Brandi Milne, Bob Dob, Lola at Bob's show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles
My painting The Little Death, acrylic on wood, Brandi Milne
Lola, Luke Chueh, Brandi Milne at Luke's Show in Culver City
My obsession :)
My Feature in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine!!
An antique rocking chair featuring fabric with my artwork Baron of the Deep by Rubbish Rehab in baby's room!
My favorite hat to paint in - only when I've got the strength!
Miss Mindy, Bob Self (birthday boy) and Brandi Milne
Lola and Brandi Milne at Lola's show in Los Angeles
This little dude :)
Brandi Milne, Self Portrait, Orange County
Tiny detail shot of my painting Here Inside My Broken Heart, acrylic on wood
Lovely Cinderella's Castle, my hometown
And this pretty little thing, Jessica Louise and Brandi Milne at Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City
Funnest trip to Disneyland in the pouring rain, carrousel with Lacey Jean!