Brandon Thompson is a contemporary mural artist, Air Force Veteran, & California native. In 2009, while traveling in the military, Brandon turned to his childhood influences of hip-hop and graffiti, and started spray painting hand-cut stencils to create custom canvas paintings. Today, Brandon has completed over 30 local murals in collaboration with several community leaders, businesses, and schools including BitWise, Lowes, The Dolores Huerta Foundation, and the City of Bakersfield. His original paintings and drawings range in unique size, medium, and subject and are available at Bird Dog Arts in Tejon, California.
Brandon earned his undergraduate degree in Small Business & Entrepreneurship in 2018; however, his creative journey has been self-taught. Brandon was recently selected as one of Bakersfield's "20 Under 40" Rising Stars. As a self-taught Veteran artist, Brandon hopes to inspire others, educate the masses, and celebrate culture and people.