David Brandt, Belleville, IL Member Since September 2010 Artist Statement David Brandt started painting at the age of 8. After earning a B.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he became a member of the prestigious Santa Fe Artists League. This was a jurried organization whose members had exclusive rights to show their work on "The Plaza" in downtown Santa Fe. David's work has many collectors including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Karry B. Mullis of La Jolla, California and works have been seen on national TV shows like "Extra". In recent years David's paintings have found a home in mass production for giant retailers such as target.com and many more. David has spent a lifetime helping people add beauty to their homes with his work.