WORKING ON FINISHING MY LARGE EVE PAINTING
“She has been waiting on me to finish her for some time now. I want to complete this piece in the next month or two. If you are interested in being notified upon the completion of this large framed 6-foot wide by 8-foot high oil on linen painting of EVE, then please write to me here so that I may notify you when it will be available for purchase.”
MY Little COSETTE IN CHINA
“It is so nice to see all the love from around the world coming out to take in Les Miserable’s In Concert. I know they loved it when I experienced it in Paris (their first opening performance) before their national & worldwide tour, and had no doubt that the whole world would embrace this very talented group of performers on their multi year tour.
Here are some photos I have grabbed from their Facebook page showing in the background and on t-shirts my painting of Cosette which I licensed to the group to lead their march around the globe. In front of Cosette are the performers and lines of people wanting the cast to sign their programs and souvenirs.
They were back in France for the holidays then off to Brussels. Continued success and safe travels my friends.”
Painted: December 31, 2018 / Image Size: 4” x 4” / Framed Size: 8” x 8” / Medium: Acrylic & Oil on Composition Panel / Signed: “Parrish” Lower Left Corner
“HEALING was my last painting of 2018 completed on December 31st at around 10:00 pm. I believe God brings people into and out of our lives so that we may know the true meaning of love: what it is and what it's not. Sometimes the emotional pain inflicted (whether intentionally or unintentionally) upon those who know what true love is by those that don't is incomprehensible. I surrendered my devastated heart to my Creator as I always have done with forgiveness and love when I knew that certain things were out of my hands. In this new year, as my heart continues to heal, I pray that one day my heart will be filled with love, joy and tenderness.
My heart goes out to all those who are still healing.”
Brad completes the face of Jesus of Nazerith
Video of the from begining to end of the painting
Parrish Art to Go on World Tour
Artist Bradley J. Parrish has agreed to extended his licensing agreement with producer Philippe Barreau and director Magda Hadnagy of CITIPROD in Paris France regarding their new production of Les Miserable's In Concert. Brad was approached a couple of years ago by them after they searched endlessly of a portrait and image of one of the musicals main chareters "Cosette" a little orphaned girl. Coming across Brad's painting they knew it was a perfect fit and so did Brad. The use of his Cosette was used for all there promotional material while they toured France between 2017 and 2018. Now, with all of it's sucsess in touring France they are embarking on a world wide tour into 2020 and Brad's little Cosette will lead the way for a fantasic cast of singers and musisions in this one of the most popular musicals of our time. For additional information on this production you can refure to their online wesite at: http://www.lesmiserablesenconcert.com/
Painted in 1994 / Medium: Oil on Canvas / Image Size: 30"w x 40"h
*This original was also reproduced as a Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print 0f 1297 (AP) "Artist Proof's) in 1995.
A Record $350,000.00 Sale for a Parrish Original
Creation of Heaven & Earth
INTERNATIONAL ARC AWARD WINNING OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING
The first painting in the series of creation works by artist Bradley J. Parrish. This $350.000.00 painting was sold to a major international art collector breaking a record for the amount paid by a buyer for one of the artist Bradley J. Parrish's current works. The Painting was also chosen by ARC the (Art Renewal Center) in New York for their annual "Solon" international art competition as one of the winning entries and featured in their international art competition catalog showcasing all of the winning entries.
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.
Cosette Comes Home To Paris
Brad invited TO PARIS for the PREMIERE 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 fiance 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 46 Years Ago
It was 46 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 2016 ARC International Salon COMPETITION select's Parrish Originals
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".
Brad’s Works Chosen by ARC’s 2014/2015 International 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".