W. BRADLEY ELSBERRY
“Shapes within shapes…I am exploring the interaction of 3D sculpted natural forms covered with images of the natural world with this new concept in Art I call contoured images.”
Brad is one of our Country’s millions of military “Brats” and his family finally settled down in Irvine, California in 1972 where he graduated from University High School and went on to U.C.I. His father was in the Air Force and they had traveled extensively. He was born in Texas to an Oklahoma family descended from mostly Scotch-Irish mountain folk and some Chiricahua Apache
His definition of Art? “Art is when the physical is transformed into the spiritual” he works to have his Art make a positive difference in the quality of the lives it touches. He began painting nature in the tradition of the American Sublime style dating back to the Hudson river school of painting. His is a style of finely realized romantic naturalism all though with a contemporary eye for design and composition.
His largest public work is the Irvine Transportation Center’s fifty-foot-wide Irvine, Voyages and transitions historical mural in the Irvine Transportation center. A Laguna Beach Festival of Arts exhibitor since 2007, his other previous juried shows include the Art-a-Fair, and Winter Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach. Also the La Quinta, Malibu and Beverly Hills Art shows.