Current Art Projects
I am continuing to paint the food that somehow finds its way into my pantry.
How did those donuts get there?
My current obsession is cheez doodles.
I have been painting the same bag for over a year now, and they still look alarmingly fresh and tasty!
I am also attending a life drawing session once a week. The challenge of trying to capture the essentials without overworking the drawing remains ever elusive
but WAY too much fun to give up.
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Upcoming & Current Exhibitions
Travelling NJ 2013 : Metro 29
- March 2-29, 2013 Johnson Public Library 274 Main St, Hackensack, NJ
- April 1 - May 31, 2013 Ramapo College 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ
- June 1 - 29, 2013 City Hall 280 Grove St., 2nd or 3rd floor, Jersey City, NJ
- July 1 - August 30, 2013 B. Beamsderfer Gallery 6 N. Second Ave, Highland Park, NJ
- August 31 - October 4, 2013 Medford Arts Center 95 Christopher Mill Rd, Medford, NJ
- October 7 - October 31, 2013 Albert Wisner Public Library One McFarland Dr., Warwick, NJ
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Painting and drawing from life – real life – gives me the privilege of contemplating an object for hours, reveling in the infinite complexity of the apparent simplicity before me. Gradually discovering the nuances of color in a papery garlic clove; appreciating the architectural form of a mushroom.
When that pleasure spills out of the studio, back into regular life, it lights up the daily grind and provides a moment of joyful peace. My art captures such fleeting moments of serenity, saving and sharing them for all our busy days
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Jo Bradney was born in London, UK and grew up off the south coast of England in the idyllic much-thatched Isle of Wight, memories of which are still the subject of many of her smaller works. After a fun-filled three years studying ancient history and literature for a BA in Classical Studies from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England’s far north, she married and moved to America in 1996.
She came looking for adventure – and found out that she could draw.
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2013February 2013 Small Format, Affordable Art Exhibition, George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
2012December 2012 BANG! 7 1978 Arts Center, 1978 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ
December 2012 Small Wonders MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
December 2012 Small Format, Affordable Art Exhibition Alfa Art Gallery, 108 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
September - December 2012 Painting Students of Enrique Flores-Galbis Upstairs Strolling Gallery II, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ
August - September 2012 Metro 28 B. Beamesderfer Gallery, 6 N. Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ
July 2012 Confection Gallery U, 179 Glenridge Ave
March-September 2012 Food for Thought Summit Medical Center, Berkeley Heights, NJ
June 2012 Metro 28 Ramapo College 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ
April 16 - September 10 2012 Carbon Footprints Park Avenue Club, 184 Park Avenue, Florham Park, NJ
June 2012 The Art of the Miniature XX The Snowgoose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
June 2012 Preview/Post View Pierro Gallery, South Orange NJ
June 2012 Affordable Art Fair Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
June 2012 Artists Studio Tour 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
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