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the seriousness of his portraits, the attention to shape, light and mood that molds his work. Art has always been in his blood. “When I was 12, the three paintings I entered in the Montgomery County Fair won prizes.” Pretty heady and encouraging stuff for a kid. “That was when I first thought about being an artist. I always drew, though, mostly when I wasn’t supposed to, like during class.” That’s something this writer can identify with. “Drawing pictures of basketball players shooting jump shots, or quarterbacks throwing long bombs, was a great way of buying protection from bullies.” I’ve heard that from a lot of artists. “For some reason, in

students, he started with drawing. Lots of drawing. “When I finally got to do some painting, I realized I was in the wrong place. The Schuler School teaches a strictly tonal approach to painting. I love tonal painting, but my priority was color, and I didn’t like the sweet color of Impressionists of the Cape Cod School, which was the other option I was aware of in Maryland. So, I stopped attending the Schuler and began studying on my own.” While Brad’s moved on to less restrictive, more impressionist styles, the studio studiousness has never left him. Witness the model heads,

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