– About the Artist –
Born in Massachusetts, and a lifelong resident of Connecticut, Brad was born with a pencil and drawing pad in his hands. As a child, his earliest works showed the kind of detail that is now a hallmark of his paintings. One of the most memorable was his drawing of a thousand men marching (stick men) finished before he was ten.
Seen in the art studios more than the playing fields during his school years, Brad graduated from Central Connecticut College with a fine arts and art history degree. After college he used his art training as an illustrator creating print advertising for commercial clients, and became the Marketing and Advertising Director for two national publications. At Soundings Publications, a national boating publication, he attended boat shows all over the world which exposed him to the world of marine and nautical art. He eventually partnered with a company in Leuven, Belgium and provided marketing, and web site design for marine based companies throughout the world. During this time Brad started to oil paint again.
After starting Waypoints Media, a company specializing in integrated marketing, web sites and video, Brad returned to historical marine art. His work has been displayed at galleries, juried art shows throughout New England, Florida, and on major national fine art websites.