Artist’s Statement:

I am an experimentalist, heavily influenced by Salvador Dali, tattoo artists and street artists around the world.  I cannot follow the crowd. 

Observing society and life around me, I use my art to tell a story of what I see and feel, challenging the status quo in both the depiction of ideas and the techniques used to capture it. 

I try to use only that which works, taking it from any place I can.  There can be no limits to exploring and improving my craft.  I believe that the foundation of artwork should include strong lines, vibrant colors, and the power of light and reflection.

Brinton Farrand graduated from Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana.   He received a teaching degree from Purdue University and a Master’s in Art Education from DePauw University. He taught High School Art and Photography in Mooresville, Indiana.  In 2011, Farrand was the recipient of a Lilly Foundation Teacher’s grant, studying classical realism at Studio Escalier in France for three months with Timothy Stotz and Michelle Tully.  After retiring in 2014, he studied painting at Herron Art School in Indianapolis with Professor Marc Jacobson and independently with artist David Slonim.  He continually expands his skills through classes and experimenting with different styles and is currently influenced by graffiti and tattoo artists.  He is also currently working on a series of surrealistic paintings to take to Miami for Art Basel/Spectrum in December.


Juried Shows

Fishers Municipal Center – Solo 5/2020

Fishers Alcove – Solo 04/2021-06/2021

Hubbard Gallery, Frankfort Library – Solo 7/2019

Lost Dog Gallery – Solo 10/2019

Indiana Landmarks Rapp Family Gallery,                           Indianapolis – Solo 10/2018

Bloomington Vault Gallery – Solo 6/2018 & 4/2019

Carmel Art on Main

Soho Café and Gallery

Acceleration Gallery, Indianapolis
5547 Gallery, Indianapolis
Artbank, Indianapolis

Spectrum Miami (During Art Basel Festival) 2021

Penrod Arts Festival, Indianapolis 2021

St Charles Art Show, St Charles, Illinois

Delaware Arts Festival, Delaware Ohio

Wammfest, Greenwood Indiana – Best of Show 2019

Irvington Halloween Festival, Indianapolis

Fountain Square Art Squared, Indianapolis

‘Mad Scientists Society’, Chicago 2019

‘Spin It’, Illinois State Museum 2019

‘Road Show’, Arts Illiana Gallery 2018


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