“Capturing the light is everything! It is always the light that I remember most about any location. It is my inspiration.”
The first thing you notice about a John Bradley painting is the colour. As John says, “When you take the time and look at the Australian landscape you start to notice the colours and the light. Look for the reds and purples and greys in the foliage, and notice the vivid splashes of colour in the birds and flowers …” That’s what makes John’s paintings so different from most other landscape painters. John’s treatment of light on trees and foliage is truly unique.
He has been a professional artist for over 40 years and is considered a Master Artist. His attention to detail and his ability to create a narrative within a painting have been highly celebrated for decades. John’s unique treatment of light and his ability to take the viewer on a journey using space and dimension within the painting are features that have made his art highly sought after by collectors.
John is recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile artists, able to accurately paint Australian landscapes, seascapes, 20th century street scenes, night scenes, sunsets and sunrises, misty mornings, Blue Mountains valleys, locomotives, aircraft, lighthouses and ships. Many are a reminder of a time when the pace of life was a little slower and more meaningful.
Promoted internationally his original art is held by collectors in Australia, New Zealand, America, UK and Canada. John holds major publishing contracts with the largest American art licensing company and is in print with major international jigsaw, cross-stitch, print and wall hangings companies. He also currently has a number of commercial companies such as Akubra and pharmacy chains using his images on their calendars.
John has published a series of Masterclass Art DVDs and currently has three art books in print “Living Steam – Australian Locomotive Paintings”, “Blue Mountains Magic” and “A Journey Through Time”.
Working in oils, John’s techniques range from traditional realist work through to impressionistic works, with broad brush strokes and palette knife techniques.
You will find John’s originals, prints, books, placemats, coasters, perpetual Morpeth calendar and Masterclass DVD’s at Morpeth Gallery.