Bradford Brenner

Born in New York City, NY in 1959, Bradford Brenner moved to La Jolla, CA at the age of seven. Art entered his early childhood consciousness in the form of visits to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and many hours spent playing on that staple in any child’s toy collection – the Etch-A-Sketch. For someone who received an “F” in art in the third grade, Brad has achieved remarkable success and renown for his paintings.

Brad received his education from both UCSB (University of California, Santa Barbara) and San Diego State, and is primarily self-taught as an artist. Prior to becoming a professional artist, Brad worked in medical sales and moonlighted as a guitarist/songwriter. Time spent in the “day job” equipped Brad with valuable and highly relevant skills in sales and marketing. His music career connected him to feeling and emotion as they related to the arts in general.

A self-described Expressionist, Brad works primarily with acrylic paints, because he finds that the rapid drying speed meshes seamlessly with the spontaneous nature of his work.

When Brad is not painting in his studio, he enjoys playing tennis, golf, and spending time with his family.