All artwork is originally created by myself(Brandie Ingraham), and all products are manufactured under my direction and discretion.
Twisted Bunny all began with a bunny. I had sewn it together out of old socks for fun and it was a huge hit with everyone who saw it. I decided to start making more "presentable" bunnies in several different sizes, slowly perfecting my techniques in the hand stitching, right fabric, filler, and patterns. It became my trademark piece in 2005 when I was still in High school. The name "Twisted Bunny" came later when one of my closest friends, and fellow artist helped me identify a business name during our time at NSCAD University during a collaboration for different assignments.
The name stuck as of 2008 and over time I began expanding my work, and bought my business name in 2013. Now, here we are!
I began creating at a very young age working with any medium within my grasp, beginning with drawing, photography, stitching, carving and evolving into multimedia, painting, plastic - wood - wire and clay sculpture, mold-making, book-binding, silk-screening, and hairstyling(or, hair sculpting if you like). I obtained my Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2009 and my Hairstyling Certificate of Cosmetology in 2010. I had my first gallery show in 2011 at the Down To Earth gallery in Antigonish N.S. Since then I have only showcased pieces, but I plan to have gallery shows in the future.
I had many mentors and influential colleagues throughout my life and career including my late grandmother, Thelma Ingraham, and the late Clyde Henneberry. Throughout my years as an artist and student, I had many professors, friends and acquaintances who greatly inspired me to create, pursue, and grow within my artistic career. The artistic community in my area is strong and supportive, which has helped me thrive in my artistic creativity, and strive toward growing in my career.
My main artistic focus is in fantasy and fiction, I also enjoy nature, animals, portraits, and fan-inspired pieces(fan-art). Preferred materials and mediums are water-colour, ink, resin and sculpey* though I have also worked with wood, clay, wax, acrylic paint, string and found items(plants, fabrics, beads, trinkets) etc.
If you live in the area and would like to catch me at one of my shows, I take part in events and shows within Nova Scotia throughout the year where I sell and promote my apparel line and artwork. These events are usually posted on my facebook pages:
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