Linda Tracey Brandon

Birds, Book, and Sky, 2013
30 x 48 in (76.20 x 121.92 cm)
Purchase Make an Offer
My narrative paintings are an attempt to make sense of the world in a way that connects with people who view my art. They are realistic, yet incorporate mystical, abstract and imaginative elements. I use the human figure to express emotions and I frequently incorporate animals and images from my memory. In this painting I was thinking about the great joy I felt as a child when I was reading a book outside, lost in my own world and in my imagination. I sometimes felt a little lonely, though, so in the painting I put in a dog that would be a constant trusted friend and companion. It is asleep, lost in its own dreams while I look at the clouds and dream of my own future (I’ve always been a cloud watcher and a bird watcher). The village in the distance is taken from a small watercolor sketch I made while in Alsace, France. I have Alsatian ancestry in my distant past and I could never have dreamed while growing up in a small Midwestern city that I would someday have the chance to travel to France. But I did, and I put one of the towns there in this painting of a young person’s dreams and hopes. Like everybody else, some of my dreams came true and some of them didn’t. This painting is a reminder that something good is coming your way and to treasure our space on this precious planet.

related works

Birds, Book, and Sky by Linda Tracey Brandon

Make an Offer

We are most likely to accept offers of 10% or less off the list price.

Offer (fixed or percent off)
Contact information
You will receive an email confirmation