Bradley Hendershot is a contemporary American representational artist. Brad paints with an intense devotion to realistic detail while at the same time employing artistic license for the sake of composition and to evoke a certain feeling or mood in the viewer. Using creativity in the overall planning of a work, Brad emphasizes the features and details that best capture and produce the desired effect or emotion.
Bradley is primarily a painter of coastal Maine and rural Pennsylvania – regions that he knows well, regions that have special meaning to him.
“My Pennsylvania paintings depict the rural community and a way of life that is quickly fading into the past. Many of the timber and stone barns and mills, the houses and outbuildings, which are part of the Pennsylvania heritage, are rapidly disappearing. I’d like to feel, in a way, that I have preserved them in my paintings.”
“In Maine, I paint the rugged shoreline of the mid-coast region and Monhegan Island where I enjoy the smell of salt air and the feeling of sea spray. I’ve always loved the sea, probably a combination of things –the boats, the energy of the surf, the rocks, the storms and the romance of it all. I hope this comes across in my paintings of the weathered clapboard lobster shanties and the granite towers of the lighthouses.”
Before you vote,
let's get to know you better.