"People often comment, in viewing my work, that they feel the life force, the energy, in the vibrant colors and movement. It's my expression of the magic in nature."
Jean Bradley has always known she would be a professional artist. Art has been part of her life since childhood. Jean's formal training in painting initially centered on oils. For the last 30 years, however, she concentrated on watercolors. The last 15 years she has exploded into acrylics. Jean has studied with nationally acclaimed artists including John Peisley, Lisa Forster, Stephen Quiller, as well as Peter Berg, a portrait artist.
"How Did You Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint your Favorite Subject", a book published by International Art Magazine, includes photos of Jean's work and information describing her painting technique and style.International Artist Magazine came out with a ten page feature article on Jean Bradley's “Rhythm and Light" series and her voluptuous Papayas"s is on the cover.
Color is Jean's passion. She loves the exploration of light and dark values and shapes in her paintings. The artwork of Jean Bradley has been featured in one-person shows in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Kauai, and
California. She has been the artist in residence at several galleries, actively involved in art associations, and the recipient of several awards for her paintings. Jean teaches watercolor as well as acrylics at the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs. Jean and her husband, Rik Phillips, exhibited their work at the first husband-wife show at the Kauai Museum in July-August,1997. Rik Phillips is a well-known sculptor.
Jean has expanded her artistic designs to include jewelry. She is designing one of a kind necklaces for the Palm Springs Art Museum gift shop and the San Diego Art Museum.
Jean and her husband currently live in Palm Springs, CA and can be reached at email@example.com.