Brandon Martelle Jones…a name to remember! Best known for his creative photography, this E.S.U. graduate and former Director of Operations for a Manhattan hedge fund has been tirelessly working behind the scenes helping to shape the future of the Pocono art community. As a founding member of the Sherman Theater’s “Living Room Arts Program,” he helped nurture young artists by emphasizing the importance of self-expression and the value of art. He was one of the originators of “Project Street Art,” a program credited with engaging artists to beautify downtown Stroudsburg with stunning mural art. And now he sits on the Board of Directors of the Pocono Arts Council, a position that will allow him to further share his artistic vision and enthusiasm.
Brandon’s childhood in Dover, N.J. was full of art and self-expression; music, writing, drawing, and painting. He set aside those passions and focused on the finance world after college. Soon realizing that directing hedge funds was not his calling, he left it all behind and ventured full time into the creative world he loves.
Making his mark as a photo-artist, Brandon views the camera as simply a tool to create his work. His unique artistic vision and style can be seen in all his art and has earned him gallery exhibits and awards. Indeed, his “Vancampen’s Ball” won First Place in
Photography at the 2017 Arts Council Members’ Exhibition! One of his latest pieces, “Despot” (part of his “Empire” series), was chosen for exhibition at the Scranton Fringe Festival’s Visual Fringe Exhibition 2017 at the AFA Gallery in downtown Scranton.
Brandon is now spreading his artistic wings into painting and creative film-making and there is no doubt that our latest “Emerging Artist” will, regardless of what he does, soar to the top. You can appreciate his creativity by visiting: MartelleStudios.com
Profile written by Jack Swersie