Brandy Dufrene

Artist + Brandy Dufrene

Born in Louisiana’s sleepy bayou country, I developed a deep love and respect for the natural environment. I realized that the relationship between human beings and the world that provides for them is sometimes delicate, sometimes chaotic, and sometimes beautiful. Growing up 'on the bayou' taught me how permeable the lines between those things could be. New Orleans has her own complicated relationship with nature, and since relocating here I've enjoyed exploring that intriguing dance along her streets. My interest in the grace and beauty of age also began early on. I fell head over heels for New Orleans and what I thought of as 'living patina.' Her charm, her imperfections, and her grit make every day interesting and inspiring. Through photography I'm able to capture this element of life: the neglected, the broken, the aged, and the unseen. There is a haunting beauty in the gnarls of the live oak, in the resurrection fern peeping out of brickwork, and in the abandoned graffiti-laden building basking in the twilight.

Although photography was my first interest, illustration and natural pigment art have taken center stage lately. Using wine, coffee, or homemade dyes made from vegetation or fruits, my illustrations are complemented by the unique color palette nature offers. This body of work explores themes of strength, femininity, and various causes I feel strongly about. Ultimately, my goal is to create art that speaks to people of all backgrounds, and art that brings awareness and advocacy for those who need it.


meet the artists

We are a community of New Orleans visual artists. We are painters, sculptors, fashion & jewelry designers.
We are craftsman and metal workers, illustrators and printmakers.
We make and create original & one of a kind artworks handcrafted right here in New Orleans.

Spy Boy Shaudy
Jamell Tate Photography
Jamell Tate
Soul's Seafood
David Armentor Photography
David Armentor
Dancing Through the Rain
David Joshua Jennings Photography
David Joshua Jennings
Tinroom Art Photography Tinroom Photography
Tinroom Art Photography
Tulip & Peonies
Theresa Cassagne Photography
Theresa Cassagne
Saint Vincent
Vincente Weber Photography
Vincente Weber
Eric J. Nunez Photography
Eric J. Nunez
Callie Joseph Photography
Callie Joseph
Little Golden Eagle
Erika Goldring Photography
Erika Goldring
Thank Your Lucky Stars & Clover
Natasha Sanchez Photography
Natasha Sanchez
UNPUBLISH Metatron Monarch Medallion
Muffin Bernstein Photography
Muffin Bernstein
Rush Jagoe Photography
Rush Jagoe
Light, Lines, and Shadows
André Courville Photography
André Courville
St. Charles Ave. Streetcars
Alex Demyan Photography
Alex Demyan
Alan Zakem Zakem Art
Alan Zakem
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
The Porch Project:  New Orleans Porch Portraits, the coffee table book
Danielle Shubert Photography
Danielle Shubert
Daniel Farrow's Saxophone (Limited Edition)
Tomas Orihuela Photography
Tomas Orihuela
September 23, 2018 (c)
Nicholas Pechon Photography
Nicholas Pechon
Andy Levin Photography
Andy Levin
The Saenger
Debbie Willson Photography
Debbie Willson

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