Mick Brandenberger

The Painter of Curved Space



Artist Background

 

Mick Brandenberger has been strongly affected by his youthful adaptations to extreme geographical situations. At six years old he lived in a log cabin without electricity or running water in the bitter cold environment of rugged Kodiak, Alaska. Being “snowed in”, Mick missed several months of school only to be schooled by the necessities of the awesome and pristine forces of this isolated wooded habitat. By the time he was eight he had moved to the radically different world of Oahu, Hawaii where he was delighted with a new found tropical paradise.

 

As a young boy in a new school in Hawaii, Mick was allowed to go to the art room every day to paint. It was there that he became an artist. His images were devoted to his new world. Often these paintings had water themes that included exotic underwater creatures and plant life with the fantasy scenes of mermaids, sunken treasures, and ships. At age ten he moved to Tampa, Florida found an oil painting set in the attic and began to teach himself to paint.   Ever since Mick has continued to create paintings inspired by his youthfull fasination with nature.


 

 

 

Mick Brandenberger received a Bachelors of Fine Art and a Masters of Art Education at the University of South Florida. Later Mick worked on postgraduate work at New York University as a Doctoral Candidate. He has taught every grade level from Kindergarten through post graduate courses while continuing to paint his visionary images.