Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Deener.
Brandon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a Music Producer and Visual Artist. I’ve been around music my entire life. Ever since I was a young boy, I played drums in church and sang in the choir. I grew older and tried my hands at music production. My drive and ambition landed me in the studio with Timbaland working as one of his protégés, producing music for Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, and Demi Lovato to name a few. I’ve always avoided stagnation so it was paramount that I moved around from city to city. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, I moved from there to Virginia Beach, VA where I’d meet Timbaland, then to Miami where my passion for Art was born, and now Los Angeles, where both of those paths meet simultaneously. I draw (NO PUN INTENDED) much inspiration from my settings. I owe my growing desire for Visual Art to Miami’s vast Art scene. Sometimes we never truly know how much location plays such a pivotal role in what inspires us to create. From what kind of started as a past time grew into group gallery shows and solo exhibitions. To being represented by a great gallery here in LA (The Cool Heart Gallery). I do both at a high level, which is very time consuming but also very rewarding.
Has it been a smooth road?
Adversity builds character. I never set out to do anything thinking it’ll be easy. I accept the many challenges that I might face during my creative pursuits. Hell NO the road wasn’t or isn’t smooth but I welcome the twists and turns along the way, they make the journey a little more interesting. So positively speaking, I don’t look at it as a struggle, especially since I’ve learned so much from that resistance.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My business is Art + Music. Art, I have a growing collector base who collects original works, paintings in acrylic and new clients who find me through social media to commission original works. I plan on growing my collector base and gallery representation. I’ve been fortunate to have my art featured on national TV Shows (LAHH – VH1) as well as others. Music, I’m most known for given the artists I’ve produced records on. I’m most proud of my attention to detail, in MUSIC and in ART, and my customer service. I take much pride in delivering my best in both of my crafts. Everything that I do has to be its own thing. It has to be unique. My #1 and absolute desire is to be ORIGINAL in my artistry. A TRUE ARTIST!!! Nothing cookie-cutter or microwavable, but substance and something real that will hit the people right in their hearts.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Love the sunsets. Love the occasional gloomy overcast. Love the access and opportunity that this city provides. I dislike the TRAFFIC. I dislike the air quality and smog.
- Website: www.brandondeener.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @brandon_deener | @wizz_dumb
- Twitter: @wizz_dumb
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