, Montgomery, AL
Brandon Berrey (born December 21, 1978) in Montgomery, Alabama, is an Artist, Illustrator and Poet. He embodies the spirit of art in the South. He graduated from Troy University in Advertising and Graphic Design, and became one of seven Southeast art students to study abroad with the Nature Art and Life League in France under Nall Hollis who studied under Salvador Dali. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
In that same year, Brandon founded the Fallen Heroes Foundation after September 11, 2001 to raise money for the fire fighters families after the tragedy. In fact, one of his paintings created in honor of the firefighters was reproduced as a poster and sold by the Alabama Red Cross and featured on CNN memorial footage. Brandon later opened Berrey Art and Design, and began his work as Artist and Illustrator for the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Brandon culls a great deal of his inspiration from his father, Bucky Berrey, a renowned place kicker under “Bear” Bryant who went on to sign with the Atlanta Falcons. Now, along with running his own art business and exploring the outdoors through his work with the Conservation Department, Brandon is also an avid kayaker, canoer, and all around outdoorsman, even teaching a hiking class for women called “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman.” He also writes, with his poetry nationally published and awarded. Brandon has overcome the stigma of starving artist and gone on to contribute his art and dedication to the great outdoors worldwide.