“ONCE UPON A QUIET KINGDOM”
Childhood elements spin into dreamlike scenes when Brandi Milne is behind the paintbrush. Brandi is a self-taught surrealist painter from Anaheim, California. She uses fun colors and deep imagination to create a world that is purely her own. Her fourth solo exhibition, “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom”, is said to be her most personal and proudest exhibition yet. One can experience her surreal world at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles – where “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom” will be displayed from August 19th through September 16th.
BRANDI MILNE INTERVIEW
TESS (HIGHLARK): Hi Brandi, I absolutely love your paintings! How does it feel to have finished creating your fourth solo exhibition – “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom”?
BRANDI MILNE: Thank you!! It feels great to be finished with the painting process – I’m so excited to see everything framed and lit and celebrated at opening night!!
TESS: I find it very interesting how you use bright colors in your work – such as pink, yellow, blue, and red – yet your paintings still embody a darker tone. What is your process of deciding how much color to use in your work?
BRANDI: It happens as I go – each painting dictates how much color and if I’m going to use brights or darks, it depends on the mood I want to create and speak from.
TESS: Have you always been drawn to surrealism?
BRANDI: I think I have, although I’ve never really thought about it deliberately. I like the option of endless possibilities that surrealism offers my imagination. I love things to be just off from reality, and that there are no rules – that I can create and express the world that I want to see.