Fine Arts - Painting Still Life

Brandon Smith
Full-Time Faculty
School of Fine Arts

Brandon is a California native raised on the central coast, and is now residing in Oakland. Brandon is a traditional oil painter whose is known to paint street scenes, landscapes, and the occasional still life. In addition Brandon is commissioned to paint portraits. He began teaching for the Academy in 2003, and in 2008 became a full time faculty member of the Fine Art department. His paintings are represented by Studio Gallery S.F.

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  • Faculty memder since 2003, Brandon has taught a variety of subjects including:
    • Anatomy
    • Figure Drawing
    • Still Life Painting
    • Figure Painting
    • Landscape Painting.  
  • Smith’s traditional realist oil painting aesthetic covers a range of subject matter from broad views of the Bay Area’s city and landscpaes to more intimate portraits of people, plants, and animals.  
  • Brandon’s paintings have shown in L.A. Santa Barbara, Oakland, San Francisco, and Arroyo Grande where he is represented by Studio Gallery S.F. and The Gallery in Arroyo Grande.


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One of the greatest obstacles I had to overcome while pursuing my artistic dream was realizing how much depth there is in the arts and to acknowledge that I had, and still have, so much to learn. I began my journey thinking I was more talented than I was. It took endless hours of painting, class critiques, and guidance from my instructors to understand my ability and to accept that there is always more to learn. To be an artist is to be present and to know that we are all a work in progress.
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