Bradley Pearson Presents
From 1st June 2019. Closes 16th June 2019.
Art has always been a hobby since Brad was young doing cartoon drawings on paper. He was inspired by to draw by watching cartoons and tv shows like “Art Attack”, and became interested in how cartoons were made. In both primary and high school he enjoyed art classes. He did some painting but always preferred drawing.
Brad tried water colour but realised that he liked the more solid opaque look and feel of acrylic paint.
He began learning to paint by experimenting with techniques learnt from books, YouTube videos and an instructional video that he had purchased. He wanted to learn how to paint a variety of methods and styles of painting and why certain artists chose the methods that they did. It was confusing at first but Brad felt that persistence would achieve his goal to reach a high standard of work.
Brad started painting still life as he liked the way that he could control the composition and arrange the individual elements to create something that he liked. Brad made a shadow box of wood in which he situated the objects that he wanted to paint and used a lamp to light the objects in a dark room to create the effect of strong light and shadow. Later he abandoned the shadow box, but continued using the lamp, adjusting the position to give the effect that he want to achieve.
He enjoys painting fruit, vases, flowers, ornaments, fabric, as well as the chosen base including stone and old wood. In still life work he look for colour, composition and creating a sense of mystery. Landscape painting is another subject area he enjoys, but not quite to the same extent as still life. He has painted the Auburn creek, the weighbridge in Auburn and various local scenes.
After painting still life and landscape Brad wanted to try some figurative work. Similarly, he look for colour and composition as well as sense of mystery.
Brad is an emerging artist who has made considerable progress in painting, but he continues his studies to learn as much as he can and continues to find inspiration from artists such as David Leffel, William Bougereau, Richard Schmid, Maxfield Parrish and Peter Doig to name a few.
Brad's ambition is to refine his art and create memorable work hat people will enjoy in their homes.