Korey Gulbrandson was born in Portland, Oregon in 1973. His artistic talents were recognized early when awarded a seven foot toy-stuffed stocking from a local drawing contest. Korey discovered painting later when he happened upon a cache of old oil paints, and found his destiny. Based in Portland for the last two decades Korey’s work has gained significant local popularity and a loyal patronage. His signature self- taught style is a result of remaining continually informed by each of his paintings. Each piece starts with a hand crafted wood canvas and evolves with an accumulation of layers, manipulating wax and various mediums. Using a torch and carving tools, Korey scribes and removes the layers. This technique creates an exciting and surprising plane of texture and color. Featured in the winter 2012 edition of Portland’s AboutFace magazine Korey is currently represented by Caplan Art Designs, Gallery 903 in NW Portland, and Peterson Contemporary Art Gallery in Bend, OR.