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EIGHTH PIECE

Before each Gatherings, I have been hanging a different

painting to see what looks best in my den - then posting pics for all my Gatherings Girls and Social Family to comment on. So please take time scroll down to compare past pieces and to vote on your favorite. I am having a blast just trying out all the different pieces and learning about all these exceptionally gifted artists. Let me introduce you to the next artist in this little experiment of mine.

EIGHTH PIECE | by BRAD ROBERTSON

Brad Robertson has painted all his life. Born and raised in the coastal town of Mobile, Alabama, his earliest inspiration was the landscape—the indigenous pines and oak trees, and the waters of Mobile Bay. The coastal landscape is still a major source of inspiration for Robertson.

At Auburn University Robertson spent time studying architecture and industrial design. During his time in college an art professor nurtured the foundation for what would eventually become Robertson’s career as a professional painter, encouraging his unique ability to work with color and texture to create depth, complexity and expressiveness.

Robertson earned his BFA in graphic arts in 1999, leaving painting behind for a time and moving to Atlanta to work as a full-time graphic artist at a production company. After a few years he decided the structure and monotony of big-city life was not for him, and began to think of his roots in Alabama.

Robertson moved back to Alabama in 2002, lured back to the more relaxed coastal way of life. Since then, Robertson has become an award-winning artist with collectors throughout the United States. Still based in Mobile, he is active in the local art community and says he cannot imagine doing anything else for a living. He considers good music an integral part of the artistic process and tries his hand at fishing in his spare time, though he admits he should probably stick to painting.

You can find Brad's work at VIEW GALLERY in Jackson, Mississippi.

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