|About The Artist
- Stephen Randolph Branch
For an artist, it is gratifying to be
recognized for your own reflection of the world. The desire for acceptance and respect is
part of human nature and, in part, is what drives us. But theres something to be
said about the actual process of creating that art.
It is your vision. You, alone, determine size and
content, light and darkness, hope and despair. You are the creator. All along the way
there is discovery and excitement and adventure. The journey itself, is what breathes life
into the artist. When your endeavor is completed, the process is over. We can momentarily
take delight in the finished piece but, soon, desire to start
..to move among those who would inspire the
.to become the hammer on the anvil that molds beauty
.to flow in the river of artistic creation.
As with any endeavor, the degree of
effort given determines the quality of the results. Do what you do best. Trust your
instincts. If you have the luxury, paint what moves you most. If your heart is behind the
subject matter, you are more apt to capture some of the emotion on canvas. Youll
also be more motivated to dig deep and utilize the greatest degree of your talents.
|I am proud and
honored to have won many art awards and consider myself fortunate to have had both the
guidance and inspiration of Oscar
Durand, considered by many to be one of the best in the country.
Regarding music, Ive been fortunate to have
had musicians within my own family; from my brothers. my parents, my grandparents.
Its amazing to me how music can make the spirit soar and can even seem to make time
Music truly is the universal
language. With hundreds of different spoken dialects on the planet, one piece of music can
evoke the same emotion for all
.and, incredibly, at the same time offer endless
vistas for ones imagination. When lyrics are added, the point to the song becomes
more specific. In my opinion, the best songwriters are those who unify the lyrics with the
.creating a certain oneness between the two.
through music or art, it is the hope of this artist to share
the delight of experiencing something new; of something
never seen or heard before. To share my perspective of the
world, to widen ones scope of experience, to enrich