Thank You Paris and Chicago
Both Paris and Chicago welcomed Mari Jo & Brad with open arms into their beautiful cities over the past several weeks. For more on their visit go to our "News" area.
Brad's Kind of Town-Chicago
Artist Bradley J. Parrish will be in attendance at the Chicago Art Show at Navy Pier on April 8th & 9th. Brad who values his “painting time” over his “gallery appearance time” is taking this opportunity to be a part of the first art show of its kind in Chicago at Navy Pier in this the beginning of spring to debut and make available to the public/art collectors some of his award-winning and highest prized paintings ever created by the artist. His original works at this show will include paintings like his piece titled “Still Water” selected by ARC or (Art Renewal Center) in last year's international art competition as one of the top paintings in the world. At this art show, Brad plans to unveil to Chicago and to the world his latest oil painting on linen titled “Eve-In Defiance of God” which measures framed 6ft wide by 8ft high. All of Brad's original paintings at this show will not only be able to be seen in person for the first time since their completion but will also be available for purchase. Brad has agreed to the art show officials to be painting during the event, giving those attending the show a glimpse into how Brad works. Brad says he is excited to be back in Chicago and looks forward to meeting all of those attending this art show.
Brad invited TO PARIS for the premire of Les Miserables EN Concert
Artist Bradley J. Parrish was inspired to paint in oil on canvas his vision of little “Cosette” after reading Victor Hugo's masterpiece titled “Les Miserables” and as well from hearing the music and seeing Cameron Mackintosh’s musical production of the same back in the early 1990's. In 2016 the production company named CITIPROD located in France contacted Brad wanting to know if I would be willing to license his image of Cosette for their soon to be musical titled “Les Miserables en Concert”. Explaining to Brad that they were bringing home to all of France the music and the voices of its origin in this the “Les Miserable’s en Concert”. The concert will deliver to those all over France the musical performed in french for the first time in 25 years. Brad, after hearing the early material from this production was very excited that his work would be associated with such a quality production was on board and Brad’s little Cosette became the main image of this production.
Brad recently received an invitation from producer Philippe Barreau wanting to fly Brad and his fiancé to Paris on March 2nd to be their guests at this premiere musical event. Brad has graciously accepted the generous invite to attend the premiere at the Palais des Congrès in Paris which will run from March 3rd to the 5th. After the curtain closes on March 5th “Les Miserables en Concert” continues its national tour throughout France. We will be providing updates in the “News” section of our website as to Brad's trip to Paris as they become available.
The Creation of Adam
Celebrating the Release of this Limited Edition Print on This Day 30 Years Ago
It was 30 years ago today that 500 signed and numbered limited prints were produced of this piece and released to the public. These prints are the only surviving images of the original painted by Artist Bradley J. Parrish in 1973 at the age of 15. It is the only image that has ever been reproduced of the original which was damaged and then stolen in the mid 1980's. It has never been seen again nor has it ever surfaced since. The Vatican in Rome has one of these reproductions from this edition in their archives to forever protect this image from ever being lost so that future generations can look upon this piece in awe at what this artist envisioned at the age of 15 when he painted it.
The ARC International Salon COMPETITION select's Parrish Original in 2016
The most prestigious realist art competition in the Americas and perhaps the world has chosen my painting titled "Still Water" in the 12th International ARC Salon Competition as a finalist to be included in their soon to be published international catalog. This year they had 1,006 finalist works by 640 artists from 63 countries, representing 32% of works submitted. The thousands of artist's that enter this international competition bring forth great works of art that inspire us all. The best of the best are featured in this catalog. For additional information on this piece view the "Latest Works Gallery".
Three of Brad’s Latest Works Chosen in International 2014/2015 Art Competition
Three of Brad’s paintings have been chosen from over 2500 entries worldwide to be featured in the 2014/2015 Art Renewal Center or “ARC” international Salon catalog. Several of Brad’s works have taken top honors on two separate other occasions over the years when he had entered this competition which also showcased his work in previous ARC Salons international competition catalogs as well, works such as “Passing Showers”, “Whispers of Love” and “Creation of Heaven & Earth” which sold for $200,000.00.
The three recent Parrish paintings that were chosen by this year’s panel of judges to be showcased in this years catalog are shown above, (Left) is the “Creation of Heaven & Earth II”, in the (Center) is his painting titled "Creation" and to the (Right) is his Plein Air painting titled “Cedar in Silhouette”. These paintings can be viewed in the "Latest Works Gallery" and or in the "Available Originals Gallery".