Jean Bradbury's paintings are celebrations of the wonder and diversity of life. They allow us to experience a world in which we are asked to pay attention to nature and to connect with our more gentle selves.
Her innovative use of metallic leaf in her large scale public paintings captures the changing light of the day and our own changing perceptions of the world. These pieces use copper, 'silver,' and 'gold' metallic leaf to bring the light of the natural world into public spaces.
She has recently completed a two year series of plein air oil studies of organic farms and continues to explore her interest in connecting us to the sources of our food and the landscapes that nourish us.
Jean's paintings can be found in collections in the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia and Jordan. Her large scale public paintings using metalic leaf can be seen at locations throughout Washington State as well as Starbucks, Kuwait and Starbucks, Taiyuan, China.
She has received grant awards from Artist Trust Seattle, 4Culture King County, and the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs as well as regular support from Aramex Jordan for her work teaching art to rural women in a farming community near the Dead Sea. She believes that art is a great way to teach critical thinking, raise self esteem and have a lot of fun.
Jean Bradbury earned her BFA from Queen's Univeristy in Canada and studied graphic design and illustration at Seattle Central Community College.
She lives in Seattle with her children and cats.