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Wildlife & Western Artist
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Brandon James Bailey was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Wildlife art has always come naturally to him, and he has been fascinated by both art and the outdoors for as long as he can remember.
He began taking art classes in junior high and it was there that he sold his first drawing for twenty dollars. During his teens, the Game and Fish Department of Wyoming gave Brandon his first commission.
Since then, Brandon has won many awards in art shows across the country and has participated in shows where he met successful artists who have inspired him, as well as given him artistic input and advice.
As a member of the Ottawa/Chippewa tribe, Brandon credits his Native American roots for fostering a genuine reverence for nature. Much of his childhood was spent in the woods with his father and grandfather, who taught him to always respect and care for the wild. “Seeing the animals and how they react in their natural environment is key in creating an interesting scene that is true to that animal and their environment,” states Brandon.
Growing up in Wyoming, also led Brandon to an intense interest in western culture.
In 2004, he began riding bulls competitively and rode for the Laramie County Community
College rodeo team. As a result, rodeo also became part of Brandon’s art, and he
has been commissioned to create artwork for various Wyoming rodeo companies. If
asked about the dangers of bull riding Brandon jokes, “I figured if I can ride a
Brandon credits his family and wife with helping him along in his art career. His father has spent countless hours traveling and helping him with shows and basically anything else that has to do with art. To learn more about Brandon and view more Western and Wildlife art, visit Cody Fine Art Gallery.