New on My Bucket List
By Bradley J. Parrish
“Last summer I began designing something that has been going around in my mind for many years. Because I love Christmas so much, I wanted to create a work of art that not only endure for a great many years but would celebrate the immortal Tchaikovsky masterpiece “The Nutcracker”. I would build it, carve and sculpt it using the finest hardwoods adorned by the most precious and most beautiful jewels, furs, velvet, and gold leaf. But not just any Nutcracker but, the largest wooden Mouse King Nutcracker in the world made as a fine work of art. The fully functional Nutcracker will be able to crack nuts as any traditional one ever made for that purpose. I also for the purpose of displaying this magnificent piece have designed and will build a structure the presents this work of art in the grandeur fit for a king with marble columns and a huge mural that I will paint on the inside dome and as you look up at this Mouse King you will see in this painting up in the dome sugar plum fairies and all that takes place in Tchaikovsky’s ballet. This is an oil on linen painting I did for myself to play out visually what I imagine this major work of art to look like. It is not from my final drawings and nor my final sketches, and most defenatly will be first built and sculpted in a scaled replica from my design pictured here above. Where to build this so that it is accessible to hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy and embrace during the holiday season is the million dollar question. Brad”
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.
Creation of Heaven & Earth II
( The Second Painting in the Artist "Creation" Series to Receive an International Award )
The First Parrish Original Lithograph Ever Made - Number 1 of 28 Artist Proofs
This original lithograph by artist Bradley J. Parrish is the first original lithograph was lithographically printed by renowned lithographer Geo. Miller & Sons in New York. Brad had chosen to create this special drawing to be his first original lithograph and be a part of his popular collection of works done on the "Phantom of the Opera" theme. In this piece, Brad has captured the embrace of the Phantom and his one and only love Christine. We the viewer are on stage with the two looking out towards the audience during this fleeting tender moment. This museum quality framed lithograph is signed and numbered by the artist and is number 1 of only 28 artist proofs made of this drawing. This particular print being number Artist Proof or (AP) number 1 is the lowest and most desirable number in any limited edition of any kind in the world and will be available and on sale in our online shop here for only a very short time.
The Phantom of the Opera
A bronze Sculpture by Artist Bradley J. Parrish
A PAINTING THOUGHT TO BE LOST OR STOLEN IS FINALLY FOUND
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 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 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 Parrish's Works Chosen by ARC International Art COMPETITION
Three of Brad’s Latest Works Chosen in International 2014/2015 Art Competition in New York
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".