About Branda

Branda Shirlean Avis

Self taught Illustrator, Painter & Mixed Media Artisan

I have always kept my hands practiced with drawing and mark making. I consider it my greatest gift to be able to keep my mind busy, engaged and happy just by picking up a pen, or brush. 

I've never been more enamoured with beauty than in the winter mist here in Canada. My winters magic paintings try and capture what i see as the animal i am, moving through space. Mist has really taken hold in my painting practice and I dove head 1st into it in 2019. I've finally started to really paint with as much gusto and confidence that i can muster. It's a practice.

I try to focus on; one piece of the whole landscape, while making you feel like you've left the peripheral to blur away.

I just spent 10 years running a hat brand called Cut Threads. A massive weaving undertaking that had me floating in an ocean of hat apparel brands. It was a great stepping stone in my life.

Digital Media has been a constant in my world since I took Selkirk Collage Digital Arts and New Media program. I try and 

Residing in Nelson BC, since 2008. I want to be two feet in the art scene here and help to teach kids, make stuff, and raise my beautiful son Ralün.