It feels like years since I’ve last posted about a new art opening. Due to COVID-19 many of the art galleries have either gone to appointment only, have scaled back their exhibitions or have turned to virtual exhibitions. While we saw one or two exhibitions in 2020, the Joseph Bradley show at the Shain Gallery was one we absolutely didn’t want to miss. His florals, bird and koi paintings have always been something I’ve enjoyed as well as another favorite of mine, foxes!
About the Artist
“Joseph Bradley is a nationally award winning artist. Owning a successful gallery and studio in Greenville South Carolina’s Art District, Bradley creates work for private collectors and corporations.
His paintings have recently been seen in HGTV, Country Living, Traditional Home, and published in books by Chronicle, and Penguin Books.
Joseph is happily married to Rachel, a talented pastry chef, and is the proud father of Luke, Jack, and Levi.
“I grew up in a 150 year old ramshackle farm house in rural South Carolina. I deeply connected to nature as a child – the horses, cows, and puppies on our little plot of land in the country were my friends. The work I make now is a celebration of that – an exercise in observation. I paint every single piece as if I were to hang it in my home. It just makes life better.”
“I’m most passionate about art that I want to live with in my own home and I honestly believe that it makes life better.””
Black Swans 2
Black Swans 3
Koi on Silver 4
Finches and Blossoms
Owl on Gold (Sold)