What people are saying....
"I was in Chimayo the day before my helicopter crash ...I had a little Mother Mary Vial with the sacred dirt in it. I sprinkled it on the helicopter for protection...a rescuer found my vial in the wreckage and all the rescuers said they could not believe that anyone came out of that crash alive. Our crash was written up in the local papers as another miracle of Chimayo. I love your painting!!! ( "Shadows and Lace" ) It's so beautiful!!! Very charming !!! Lovely under the silent snow!"
Christie Brinkley, Sag Harbor, NY, President of Christie Brinkley, Incorporated
( http://www.christiebrinkley.com )
“I do want to say that I like your St. Francis a lot ( “Brother Sun” ). He's kinda' modern and fun.. and yet you got all the good stuff in there, the tamed wolf, the love doves, the sermon to the birds, the 3 calla lilies, the winged
sun flanked by the twin suns blending to one sun behind Francis's head.... You've got an interesting story... Keep up the creative work... And sharing the love.”
Christopher Radko, New York, Designer and Entrepreneur
( http://www.ChristopherRadkoInPerson.com and http://www.RadkoHudsonOrganics.com )
"A harmony of colors disconnected to stand each on its own; the vibrancy of the warm colors signal a transformation of the cools that remind me of "Mother Nature" going to sleep in the coolness, comforting, of a coming winter ( “Magical Redwoods and Adobe Walls” ). Wow, your paintings definitely have an energy of their own! Thank you for sharing and bringing this energy to us.”
Edwin Guzman, New York, New York, Artist and Photographer
“It is an addictive pleasure to live with the art of DVB! I continually notice new, glorious elements in the paintings depending upon the light, my openness, my mood, etc. That the paintings continue to “grow” on
me enriches not only my environment, but my outlook and engagement with life.”
JSB, Santa Fe, NM ( Devoted friend, admirer of his art, lawyer in Santa Fe )
"David's work of art leaves an indelible impression on me. They are reflections of the Divine. Thank you David for sharing your creative expressions with the world. "
Oribel Divine, Singapore, ( www.oribeldivine.com )
"David, you are the Modern Day "Van Gogh" creating Masterpieces that will prove to be significant beyond your lifetime. I find your composition and focal point to be without flaw, but, what draws me to your paintings the most is your usage of color. The very same vivid colors that paint my dreams. As a child I was always fascinated with the colors of the sunset, cutting and pasting the sky in Arizona or Africa all over my walls. Your choice of color is renewing. It is the way a child sees the world, through bright new eyes, brand new. It is not tampered with. You paint the world through the eyes of innocence. There is no sign of "darkness" from the colors that flood your imagination. You have remarkable, rare depth. Be blessed always, David!"
Heather Alani, Cranston, Rhode Island, Columnist-Psychology/Mental Health Major
( http://ipinionsyndicate.com/author/heatheralani/ )
“Absolutely divine!!!! These paintings remind me of my many journeys into the Light with the
Santo daime/Ayahuasca. Your "Under a Coyote Moon" painting is spell binding. I feel the creativity of
heaven in your paintings. Thank you for doing what you are doing, for our brothers that are still seeking can't do this without us. God bless you!
Brad Oliphant, New York City, NY ( www.BradOliphantPhotography.com )
"David, as far as I know, is not a musician. However, he plays our heartstrings at every turn with his magnificent, compassionate and introspective talent. David, as far as I know, is not a poet. However, as the poet is oral man; David is visual man pulling from us the emotions and memories that we often forget in this hectic world. David constantly reminds us that things are not all bad; at every turn, his work manifests the humanity that we should strive to believe in and in the Creator whose mystery engages most of us to the end."
Gene M. Smith, Snow Hill, N.C. Video Producer, songwriter and author.
“I just read through your website and explored your art - you have a gift for visualizing energy and transformation and reinterpreting it such a way that it seems alive and even healing. It's clearly the result of a personal spiritual journey, and the shift in your consciousness is evident in the evolution of your work. I wish you much continued great success!"
Joseph Luca, Toronto, Ontario, Professional “Hyphenate”
‘’You’re Amazing!!!! Your Paintings have alot of healing energy in them....as soon as I went to ur page I felt Archangel Raphael....not sure that’s ur intention - to put healing into ur paintings - but I can feel it....good stuff!!!! What a gift to have as a channel!!! U Rock! :-) Keep painting....the people will come!!!!”
Savonn Champelle, San Rafael, California, Psychic Medium and Angel Therapy Practitioner,
( http://www.savonnchampelle.com ) :-)
"Your Art is so amazing! I am in no doubt that this is your 'Calling' and at least part of your Life Path."
Andrew Kemp, KFRP, Bristol, England, The Chiron Centre, ( www.quantumk.co.uk )
"As a children's writer, lover of the Arts, and great paintings, I have to say that I am a fan of all of DAVID VON BRAUN's paintings because they are all amazing, colorful and very unique in style. They seem to captivate all my senses and take me to another universe where other worlds win me over. One of my personal favorites, as a Catholic, is " Our Lady of Guadalupe " which is done with such heavenly essence. It is painted in a new modern way instead of the traditional way that we have seen OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE drawn. I just fell in love with it from the beginning and its original colors and style just make my heart smile. The image drawn by David gives great respect to the original image. I love David's eye for color and style. Without a doubt, one of the best artists of our time!!"
John Paul Padilla, Los Angeles, CA, Multi-Award Winning Author, ( www.JohnPaulPadilla.com )
“I'd like to express my gratitude for being asked to support the work of David Von Braun by composing two short musical works to accompany the images of his paintings that appear in two of his YouTube Video presentations. Having been so touched by the palpable sensitivity in David's paintings, my music flowed effortlessly to underscore his videos. I'm a huge fan of David's paintings and I plan to own more of his work in the future."
Dean Olawski, San Francisco, CA, Composer and Writer (and long-time close friend)
"Your work is beautiful. You are a true artist, David!"
Michael Wilk, New York City, NY, Artist ( www.michaelwilkgallery.com )
“Such a beautiful, colorful and peaceful painting. I love it! ( “Brother Sun” ) May you have lots of
miracles and wonderful opportunities in 2013!”
Wendy Esther Fowler, Auckland, NZ, Office Manager, Kabbalah Centre, NZ
( http://www.kabbalah.co.nz )
“Your use of colors in your palettes, especially your use of Reds, reminds me of the mid-century artist Leon Kroll. Your paintings are incredible!”
Michael O’Shea, New York City, NY ( Art Restoration Expert and Art Appraiser, Sotheby’s NYC - Retired )
"I've been watching your paintings become more and more brilliant over time. They are incredibly powerful
and far reaching, particularly the painting of the small church in Chimayo (north of Santa Fe) that was built in 1810. I visited that place last summer and loved the silence that seemed to envelop me. That silence is exactly what you portrayed in that painting (as well as others). (Referring to “Shadows and Lace”)
Stephen J. Hopson, Fairfield, Iowa ( Best Selling Author of "Obstacle Illusions", www.sjhopson.com )
“David von Braun….Pure, Clean Colors….Rhythmic Lines & Spirituality saturate all of your artwork! Beautiful! creations from a beautiful Soul”
Robert Bazan, Pasadena, CA ( Artist )
“I love the movement in this flower ( “Garden of Aima” ). I feel it growing and curling. It is so very alive. Bravo David!”
Carolyn Krueger, Los Angeles, CA ( Artistic Director, Gulistan Dance Theater and Dance Ethnologist
“I met Gorman (A.C. Gorman) in Aspen during the 1970’s when he was just starting to attract attention to his art. The same energy that was around him then is around you now. I’m going to buy one of your paintings while I can still afford it.”
“Pepper” Welch, La Jolla, CA and Granada, Nicaragua
( In 2012, the painting “Our Lady of Guadalupe” was added to her Private Collection. )
“Absolutely inspired….your paintings are multi-dimensional!”
Lee Harris, Boulder, CO and the U.K., ( www.LeeHarrisEnergy.com )
“When viewing art, I have had to rely on my inner radar for beauty. Artistic beauty has never been defined for me. If a painting makes me stop and look, and then fills me with wonder, and a desire to somehow possess it with my soul, then, according to me, it's good art.
The art of painter, David von Braun, had that very affect on me. Seeing David's work in person takes the experience to a different level.”
Collin Hinds, Tulsa, OK, Lawyer ( www.hindslawfirm.com )
“Beautiful, David. Your "palette" as well as your design brings to mind Tiffany stained glass windows. No
doubt this has been noted many times before. It's a feast for the eyes.” ( Referencing the painting, “Under a Coyote Moon” )
Bart Wolgamot, Chicago, IL and Santa Fe, NM
“Stunning! Magnificent! Alive with colors!”
Gerardo E. Fraga Guzman, A Coruna, Spain, Photographer and Painter
“I love this one. Perhaps my favorite so far.... I love the movement of the trees. They are moving aren't
they???” ( Referencing the painting “Magical Redwoods and Adobe Walls” )
Gustavo Rex, Los Angeles, CA, Singer, Song-writer, Actor ( http://www.gustavorex.com )
“Congratulations David !!! Nice work! Great that you took the risk and are doing what you Love.”
Daniel O’Driscoll, Santa Fe, NM, Jewelry Designer ( www.danielodriscolljewelrydesign.com )
“Beautiful! Santa Fe is just like Iranian architecture.”
( Response after viewing paintings in “Santa Chi Collection” )
Ali Sheikhpour, Tehran, Iran, Educator at University of Tehran
“This is just beautiful....and very magical and haunting!” ( Referencing the painting, “Under a Coyote Moon” )
David Heimburg, Alberta, Canada, Educator ( http://www.nichirenbuddhist.org )
"I have some of David's prints and mugs and they are always inspiring, reflecting a deeper spiritual meaning and soul connection that uplifts. The more I look at them, the more I see."
Zak Wagner, Jerusalem, Israel