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An example of work by Cyndra Lisa Bradford
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|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|The following text, submitted January 2006, is from the artist:|
With a palette knife, oils and
an uninhibited approach to painting, Cyndra Bradford creates plein air paintings of the
Monterey Peninsula. She is also known for her large impressionistic
paintings of horses.
Cyndra grew up on Partington Ridge, Big Sur, California. In her artwork, she was influenced by her
abstract expressionist father, Howard Bradford, and mother, Dorothy
Bowman, both noted artists. Howard Bradford taught Cyndra the
process of Serigraphy, and introduced her to art dealers.
She became a
member of the Carmel Art Association at the age of twenty four.
She is a member of a group of plein-air painters called the
Informalists, formed in 1996. She is a strong promoter of plein-air
painting and is President of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters
American Artist ,“Workshop for Oil and Acrylic Painting, summer 2005 pg. 73
Best of Show Western State Horse Expo Equine Art Show 2004
Carmel Art Association
Informalist (Plein air group)
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association MBPAPA
|Biography from Galerie Plein Aire:|
I grew up in Big Sur, on Partington Ridge. Both of my parents are
noted artists. Growing up under the easel, my five siblings and I
had as much paper and art materials as we could use. In Big Sur
we had no TV reception and spent our time creating and reading.
My father Howard Bradford, taught me the craft of serigraphs and at
eighteen I had dealers throughout the USA and by the age of twenty
four, I became a member of the Carmel Art Association.
Horses were always a passion for me, I drew them on everything as a
child but when I became a professional artist I only painted
landscapes. I opened Galerie Plein Aire in 1999 to promote a
group of plein-air artists known as the Informalists. As I worked
in the gallery full time I was not able to get outdoors to paint plein
air so I began to paint oils of horses using what I learned painting
landscapes, capturing the grace and power of the horse using bright
colors and loose brush work. When I’m not painting or working I’m
out riding my Morgan gelding Harley with my dog Jake in the sand dunes
of Fort Ord.
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