Brandi Strickland (b. 1985) is a collage and mixed media artist living in Floyd, Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina and received a BA in Art from Queens University of Charlotte in 2007. Working from her home studio, Brandi creates small, detailed works of art combining collage, painting, and drawing. She runs a shop and blog called Paper Whistle and is a member of the WAFA Collective. Besides art, she enjoys living out in the country, cooking, gardening, and researching. She loves mail.
- You name it, Brandi Strickland will make something out of it. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, this talented young lady uses paint, pencils, cameras, magazine clippings, and so many more materials than one could possibly name here. The best part is that it all comes together in a perfect harmony of colour, texture, emotion and individuality. Brandi’s work is layers upon layers of beautiful colors, cut-outs and textures.Antler Mag
- Strickland’s collages are immediately striking. Radiant beams cross broad areas of formless dark. Hard-edged shapes and color carve the picture plane into tectonic plate-like slabs. Visually, there is a dynamic interplay of powerful forms. Human subjects people the fields of these strong shapes. Alone or together, they make contact with prismatic beams of color that invariably spread out toward the edge of the image.Bees & Trees
- Though I was mesmerized by her works, I had a nebulous understanding of how she made them. I was shocked to hear that the majority, many so detailed that I assumed them to be digitally constructed, are made by hand. Strickland accidentally fell into mixed media collage by way of journaling. She didn’t set out to make this her “thing,” but the trajectory of her career speaks to the magic of letting small hobbies unfold into boundless passions.RVA Magazine
- The mix of color, pattern and symbolic imagery is so complex that when you view details of her collages up close you will notice far more than what you see at first glance.Free People
- Brandi Strickland is an artist living in Virginia whose detailed works combine techniques of collage, painting, and drawing. Each artwork seems to have a more considered composition, while still retaining a scrapbook or personal diary appeal.Think Positive Designer Prints
- Oh, I am soooo glad I took the plunge and bought this! The piece is magnificent, the transaction was perfect as usual, and your little note to me was heartwarming.Jen, California