Brad Aldridge

Paintings (10-works)

Brad  Aldridge Together at Twilight (Vermont)
Together at Twilight (Vermont)
Oil on canvas
20 x 20 in
Brad  Aldridge A New Day Dawning
A New Day Dawning
Oil on board
24.25 x 13.25 in
Brad  Aldridge Koosharem at Dawn
Koosharem at Dawn
Oil on board
2.75 x 5.5 in
Brad  Aldridge Profile September
Profile September
Oil on board
9.5 x 10 in
Brad  Aldridge Spring Orchard
Spring Orchard
Oil on board
25 x 29 in
Brad  Aldridge The Grove at Dawn
The Grove at Dawn
Oil on board
9.5 x 11 in
Brad  Aldridge The Hope of a New Day
The Hope of a New Day
Oil on board
24 x 34 in
Brad  Aldridge The Solace of Evening
The Solace of Evening
Oil on board
36 x 42 in
Brad  Aldridge Two Trees at Night
Two Trees at Night
Oil on board
12.75 x 11 in
Brad  Aldridge Waiting for the Tide
Waiting for the Tide
Oil on board
29 x 39.25 in

Brad  Aldridge

Brad Aldridge

Brad Aldridge Biography

(American, b. 1965)

The spiritual resonance one senses from nature seems universal to most cultures and is a timeless belief.  Aldridge wants the viewer to feel and perhaps re-experience the moments in life when time and place fall away and the spiritual emanations of nature become more palpable. His focus in painting is not so much articulating a specific place, rather, a specific feeling that emanates from that place.

         

 Born in 1965, Aldridge began his artist’s training at an early age. He remembers wanting to be a professional artist as early as four years of age. Years of drawing prepared him to attend college level art classes at the University of Arkansas while still in junior high school. He began exhibiting nationally while attending the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Brigham Young University. He began his professional career in earnest while attending the University of Arkansas’s Master of Fine Arts program.

         

After his formal education, Aldridge moved to Utah where he now lives in a small country town with his wife and five children. When he is not painting, he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, and renovating the 1884 boarding house he calls home.

         

His paintings are oil on panel with a subdued palette contrasted with a luminous sky. The frames are mostly designed and hand-crafted by the artist with a specific painting or series of paintings in mind. Most are 18 karat or 22 karat gold leaf. One can visit his studio and often find a frame and painting on the easel, both in progress.               

Brad Aldridge Resumé

COLLECTIONS                              

Pinnfund Corporation, California

Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art, Permanent Collection 

University of Oklahoma

Tyson Foods

Springville Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Utah

and many private collections

 

PUBLICATIONS                               

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, “Somber journeys with warm horizons,” Robert Nott, June 21, 2002.

The Santa Fean, “Openings and Exhibitions,” Wolf Schneider, editor, June 2002.

Southwest Art, “Contemporary Utah Artists”, Margaret Brown, editor, January 2002

Utah Art, Utah Artists: 150 Year Survey, publisher Gibbs Smith, Authors:

Swanson, Olpin, Poulton, Rogers, 2001

ART-TALK, In the Galleries, Editors, August/September 2001

Southwest Art, “Salt Lake Successes” Norman Kolpas, June 2000

Southwest Art, Best of the West, Margaret Brown, editor, June 2000

Santa Fean, Openings and Exhibitions, Editors, June 2000

Southwest Art, Best of the West, Margaret Brown, editor, July 1999

200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists, North Light Books 1998

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo “Formal Landscape Tradition with

American Eyes” Craig Smith, July 24, 1998

Southwest Art, Best of the West, Margaret Brown, editor, July 1998

Pinnfund Powerline, issue #17, Pinnfund Corp. California, May 1998

Albuquerque Journal North, Albuquerque, NM “Genuine Appreciation for the Unexceptional” Wesley Pulkka, July 30, 1998

The Desert Sun, Palm Desert, Sunday Nov. 22, 1998

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo Santa Fe, NM “For Brad

Aldridge it’s metaphysical landscapes” Kathleen McCloud, Aug. 1, 1997

Aspen Magazine, Summer 1996

The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo  “Brad Aldridge’s easy blend of real, romantic” Michael Koster, Santa Fe, NM Dec. 13, 1996

                                                               

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2002                       Invitational Group Exhibition, Small Works,

Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Two Person Exhibition,

Coda Gallery, New York, NY

 

Invitational Group Exhibition, The Road Show,

 Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Invitational Group Exhibition, The Third Wave,

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

 

Solo Exhibition, Awake … and Remember,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Juried Exhibition, Utah Art-Utah Artists,

Springville Museum of Art, Springfield, UT, venue selected by the Winter Cultural Olympiad

 

Group Exhibition, Miniatures 2002,

The Albuquerque Museum

 

2001                       Invitational Group Exhibition, Small Works,

Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Solo Exhibition, The Simple Order of Things,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Invitational, A Show with Heart,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Juried Exhibition, Annual Spring Salon,

Springville Museum of Art, Springfield, UT

 

A Group Exhibition of Small Works,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Three Person Show,

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

 

2000                       Solo Exhibition, Timeless Ground,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

A Group Exhibition of Small Works,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Invitational, A Show with Heart,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Juried Exhibition, Annual Spring Salon,

Springville Museum of Art, Springfield, UT

 

Two Person Show,

Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

 

1999                       Solo Exhibition, Emanations of Nature,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Invitational, A Show with Heart,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM ,

 

A Group Exhibition of Small Works,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Juried Exhibition, Annual Spring Salon,

Springville Museum of Art, Springfield, UT

 

1998                       Solo Exhibition, Pathways: Impressions from Europe,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Two Person Show,

Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

 

                                Small Format show,

Martin Harris Gallery, Jackson, WY

 

A Group Exhibition of Small Works,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

                                Miniature Show,

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

 

7th Annual Plein Air,

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho

 

 

1997                       Featured Artist, Exhibitions Since ‘96,

Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

 

Solo Exhibition, Summer’s Light,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

                                6th Annual Plein Air Show,

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

 

1996                       Solo Exhibition, Iconographic Landscapes,

Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

State of the Arts, Utah Centennial Invitational, Utah, Wash. DC

                               

72nd Annual Spring Salon, Award of Merit, Springville, Utah

 

1995                       71st Annual Spring Salon,

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

 

1994                       Living the Gospel in the World Church, 3rd International ,

Salt Lake City, UT

 

70th Annual Spring Salon,

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

 

                                Solo Exhibition, Iconographic Landscape,

Designer’s Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas

 

                                Featured Artist,

Taylor’s Contemporanea Fine Arts, Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

 

1993                       Charlotte International Exhibition, Charlotte, North Carolina

69th Annual Spring Salon,

Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

 

Intimate Views,

Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

 

1992                       Contemporary Realism V,

Leslie Levy Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

 

1991                       15th Arkansas Exhibit, Hot Springs, Arkansas

 

1990                       Contemporary Landscape, Brad Aldridge & Teresa Falley,                                                          Designer’s Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas

 

1989                       65th Annual April Salon, Springville Museum of Art,        

                                Springville, UT

 

1988                       Mountain West Biennial Paper Works Regional Competition, Logan, UT

 

                                Western States Print Competition, Ogden, UT

 

                                9th Annual Paper in Particular National, Columbia, MO

 

AWARDS

 

2000                       Award of Merit, Springville Museum of Art, UT

 

1994                       Award of Merit, 72nd Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT

 

1994                       Best of Show 1st Place, 70th Annual Spring Salon, Springville, UT

Juror’s Choice Award, 65th Annual April Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT

 

1998                       Juror’s Choice Award, Harris Fine Arts Center Annual Juried

 

Exhibition, Provo, Utah. Theodore Wolff, Juror (Art Critic, Christian Science Monitor)

 

                                J. Roman Andrus Annual Printmaking Will Ward Cash Award

 

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