Brendan Lehman is creating Oil paintings, drawings, and more.
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I paint to explore, discover, and inspire.
Much of my work consists of made-up figures or portraits. Often without reference or prior sketching, I’ll paint characters right from my imagination and start to find forms through loose and unrestrained lines. From there I begin refining the forms and pushing the perspective and dynamism of the figure in order to bring a sense of life and motion into the piece. Focusing on aesthetic appeal in the work I balance technique, anatomy, and detail with raw, loose and experimental layers of paint.
Often my characters convey emotions of torment, rumination, desire, confusion, or emptiness through their facial expressions. Despite the negative emotion, I hope to capture a sense of relentless endeavour underneath their look of conflict. While many of my paintings are disguised as negative and unclear in concept, their message remains positive and simple, to continue to push forward. I try to make each figure seem as though they are in a state of release, or in the process of breaking through mental barriers. I like to represent this concept through the physical motion of the figure as well as including a certain level of surrealism in the piece through the use of robotics, nature, or anything in between.
This battle between pain and liberation is a representation of my constant search for balance and peace of mind. Each painting is a process of observing my current mental state and channeling that state into the piece. The purpose of this process is not to further expedite the vicious cycle of contemplating negative thoughts and feelings, but is in fact the opposite. It is a practice of observing and accepting built-up negative emotions and then proceeding to let them go, move into the present moment and attain positivity, peace, and clarity.
Through the representation of my battle, I’m hoping to inspire others to act on their potential despite their fears and to push forward despite their pain. Suffering is one of the greatest sources of knowledge and often the first step toward inner peace if it’s not fought against, but instead learned from.

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Thank you for your support, every bit of generosity helps me to continue to do what I love. Your donations exclusively fund the supplies, materials, and other expenses that are essential for me to continue creating. Your kindness will not go unnoticed. - Brendan


View more on my website at-
brendanlehman.com

Feel free to contact me at -
[email protected]
Tiers
Bronze
$2 or more per month 0 of 500 patrons

• Be entered every month to win a newly released sticker pack. A new winner will be chosen once a month.  (Available when goal is reached)                                                    

• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 


Thank you for your support - Brendan

Silver
$5 or more per month 0 of 250 patrons

• Be entered every month to win a small original sketch and T-shirt. A new winner will be chosen once a month. (Available when goal is reached)


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 


Thank you for your support - Brendan

Gold
$20 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
• Be entered every month to win an original 8"x11" drawing. A new winner will be chosen once a month. (Available when goal is reached)


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 



Thank you for your support - Brendan

Platinum
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
• Instantly receive a newly released open edition print every time they are released (usually once every two months) when you join the platinum tier 


• Be entered every month to win an original 8"x11" drawing. A new winner will be chosen once a month. (Available when goal is reached)


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 


 

Thank you for your support - Brendan

Diamond
$150 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
• Instantly receive an original 8"x11" drawing twice a year for life, starting on the day you join


• Instantly receive newly released limited edition prints every time they are released when you join the platinum tier 


• Have your name recognized as an official patron of my work on my website


• Receive a platinum tier exclusive discount on commissioned artwork


• Instantly receive a newly released open edition print every time they are released (usually once every two months) when you join the platinum tier 


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 



Thank you for your support - Brendan

Unobtainium
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
• If you are interested in being one of the 3 top contributing patrons email me at [email protected] for more information. We will discuss benefits I have planned as well as possible benefits of your choosing.
Goals
0 of 20 patrons
When 20 patrons are reached, monthly competitions will be held automatically where winners will be randomly selected to receive merchandise, prints, drawings, and paintings based on their tier. Thanks for all your support and feel free to reach out to me with any questions at [email protected]
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I paint to explore, discover, and inspire.
Much of my work consists of made-up figures or portraits. Often without reference or prior sketching, I’ll paint characters right from my imagination and start to find forms through loose and unrestrained lines. From there I begin refining the forms and pushing the perspective and dynamism of the figure in order to bring a sense of life and motion into the piece. Focusing on aesthetic appeal in the work I balance technique, anatomy, and detail with raw, loose and experimental layers of paint.
Often my characters convey emotions of torment, rumination, desire, confusion, or emptiness through their facial expressions. Despite the negative emotion, I hope to capture a sense of relentless endeavour underneath their look of conflict. While many of my paintings are disguised as negative and unclear in concept, their message remains positive and simple, to continue to push forward. I try to make each figure seem as though they are in a state of release, or in the process of breaking through mental barriers. I like to represent this concept through the physical motion of the figure as well as including a certain level of surrealism in the piece through the use of robotics, nature, or anything in between.
This battle between pain and liberation is a representation of my constant search for balance and peace of mind. Each painting is a process of observing my current mental state and channeling that state into the piece. The purpose of this process is not to further expedite the vicious cycle of contemplating negative thoughts and feelings, but is in fact the opposite. It is a practice of observing and accepting built-up negative emotions and then proceeding to let them go, move into the present moment and attain positivity, peace, and clarity.
Through the representation of my battle, I’m hoping to inspire others to act on their potential despite their fears and to push forward despite their pain. Suffering is one of the greatest sources of knowledge and often the first step toward inner peace if it’s not fought against, but instead learned from.

-

Thank you for your support, every bit of generosity helps me to continue to do what I love. Your donations exclusively fund the supplies, materials, and other expenses that are essential for me to continue creating. Your kindness will not go unnoticed. - Brendan


View more on my website at-
brendanlehman.com

Feel free to contact me at -
[email protected]

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Tiers
Bronze
$2 or more per month 0 of 500 patrons

• Be entered every month to win a newly released sticker pack. A new winner will be chosen once a month.  (Available when goal is reached)                                                    

• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 


Thank you for your support - Brendan

Silver
$5 or more per month 0 of 250 patrons

• Be entered every month to win a small original sketch and T-shirt. A new winner will be chosen once a month. (Available when goal is reached)


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 


Thank you for your support - Brendan

Gold
$20 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
• Be entered every month to win an original 8"x11" drawing. A new winner will be chosen once a month. (Available when goal is reached)


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 



Thank you for your support - Brendan

Platinum
$50 or more per month 0 of 50 patrons
• Instantly receive a newly released open edition print every time they are released (usually once every two months) when you join the platinum tier 


• Be entered every month to win an original 8"x11" drawing. A new winner will be chosen once a month. (Available when goal is reached)


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 


 

Thank you for your support - Brendan

Diamond
$150 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
• Instantly receive an original 8"x11" drawing twice a year for life, starting on the day you join


• Instantly receive newly released limited edition prints every time they are released when you join the platinum tier 


• Have your name recognized as an official patron of my work on my website


• Receive a platinum tier exclusive discount on commissioned artwork


• Instantly receive a newly released open edition print every time they are released (usually once every two months) when you join the platinum tier 


• Patron exclusive posts, offers, and discounts 



Thank you for your support - Brendan

Unobtainium
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
• If you are interested in being one of the 3 top contributing patrons email me at [email protected] for more information. We will discuss benefits I have planned as well as possible benefits of your choosing.