Brandt Peters is an Illustrator, Character, Film and Animation designer who’s commercial work has thrust him to the attention of the fine art gallery circuit… an internationally exhibited self-taught artist whose work is formed from the eclectic backdrop of his childhood, his work is filled with ancient cartoons, Victorian toys and pre-WWII vintage ’Pop’ ephemera. The Subject of Brandt’s paintings is a world of creepy side-show icons, deviant Animalia, and ‘masked’ glorified cartoon alter egos. Peters utilizes these icons and character cultures as antithetical counterparts to what we are lead to believe as being innocent and socially acceptable. Although misfits on the surface, a sense of relation is understood, secret from the public - we are all misfits; hiding behind animated personas, odd and beautifully unusual. Who is it that we relate to? The lonely little boy hiding in a bear suite, the evil lustful pool-hall wolf, the sexualized little girl who secretly wants more. The environment and its limited population are meant to conjure these questions; the viewers are confronted with finding their own answers. Brandt is currently working on several designer toy projects with MINDstyle and Wheaty Wheat Studios as well as developing his own animation projects including his well known Slap-Happy! property. He lives in Tampa, FL & Albuquerque, NM with his wife, fellow internationally acclaimed artist, Kathie Olivas and their two dogs Bailey and Diego. Peters' work can be found in numerous galleries across the US, Canada and the UK.