Brandon Dudley is originally from Kinston, NC and currently resides in Spartanburg, SC where he specializes in portraiture. Inspired by Art History and African-American Culture, he creates portraits of African- American men with characteristics of heroism, nobility, and strength, referencing images from different periods of art history. His depictions of African-American women explores the captivating elegance of black beauty. He strives to create a platform that recreates and redefines black identity due to the damaging effects of negative media images and slavery. Other works explore the history and culture throughout the African Diaspora.