Friday, July 25, 2014

Joseph Bradley

I shall leave you for the weekend with the lovely work of Joseph Bradley a nationally known artist from Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated in 2007 from Bob Jones University with degree in B.F.A. Studio Art.

Joseph Bradley was the youngest of four children and grew up in Greenville, SC in an old, ramshackle farmhouse with no heat or air-conditioning.  “I was really embarrassed by what my house looked like.” His life experiences plus a tragic incident during his internship in college where he was held up in a bank robbery made him evaluate and energized him to understand and develop his unique concept of beauty. 

“My work is about noticing and appreciating the things around us and discovering our relationship to our environment and our emotional responses to it.” He considers intuition and experimentation to be primary in his process. “I need variety to stay fresh, so it’s natural for me to change what I’m doing, sometimes drastically.” His paintings have been published in a book by Chronicle that was carried at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

Have a great weekend!

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