To capture the effect and mood of the subject
on the artist is what he paints for all to behold.
The morning mist in Gloucester Harbor, the peaceful feeling of snow on a weathered barn in Vermont, or the rugged oak, standing majestically in the forest. His ability to translate this understanding of the land and sea is his goal.


Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ - Watercolor

Group Workshops - Oil, Watercolor, Drawing



Hudson Valley Art Association, NY

Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery, CT

North Shore Art Association, MA

Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ

Northeast Watercolor Society, NY, CT

Kent Art Association, Kent, CT

New Jersey Watercolor Society, NJ

Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, NJ

Salmagundi Art Club, NY



American Artist Professional League

"Grand National Exhibition, Windsor Newton - Watercolor"

"Ida Wells/Clara Stroud, NJ - Watercolor Landscape Merit Award"



"Liquidtex Award, Williams Landscape"


N.S.A.A. Hazel Morey Memorial

"Maritime Painting"


N.E.W.S. Award of Excellence

NJWS Award of Excellence


American Broadcasting Company, NY

Trump Plaza Resorts, NJ

West Bergen Mental Health, NJ

C.P.C. Corn Products Coporation

Perillo Tours, Inc., NJ

Society of Free Masons, NY

Friendship House, NJ

Global Shop, Inc. - Trump Marina Resorts

Bergen Print Plates, NJ

Numerous Private Collections



Art Association

American Artist Professional League

North East Watercolor Society

Ridgewood National Institute


950 Ridgewood Boulevard E

Washington Township, New Jersey 07676

(201) 664-7892



New Jersey native Charles Brandenburg is an accomplished artist who works in acrylics, oils, watercolor and pen and inks. Brandenburg, who signs his work “Brandy,” is best known for his portrayal of landscapes and outdoor scenes, which capture the simple and sublime beauty of the natural world with a rugged authenticity that demonstrates a deep understanding and appreciation of the land and sea.


While at home in the studio, Brandy takes his greatest inspiration from his love of the outdoors. A lifetime of encounters with the natural world infuses his work with a transformational sense of reverence and wonder. From depictions of salty seaport towns to rustic, sylvan settings to stark snow-capped mountain peaks to heaving, wind-ravaged oceans, Brandy’s well-honed artistic sensibility articulates the essence of the real world.


Charles Brandenburg studied art at the Famous Artists Schools in Westport, Conn., and at the Ridgewood Art Institute, in Ridgewood, N.J., where Brandenburg himself now teaches classes in watercolor and oils. Brandenburg is a member of the American Artists Professional League, North Shore Art Association, New Jersey Water Color Society and North East Water Color Society. His work inhabits the permanent collections of the American Broadcasting Company and Perillo Tours, Trump Plaza Resorts, CPC International as well as numerous private collections. While art is Brandenburg’s passion, he is an artisan by trade, and has run a successful masonry business for more than three decades.


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