DVAA Member since may 2019
Brad Earl is an architect and self-taught artist, exhibiting in regional juried shows including the Historic Yellow Springs annual show since 2006, and seen in galleries in Kennett Square and elsewhere. His art is inspired by old theater facades, urban street scenes, most of which are created in his head, along with everyday items like typewriters.
“We Ponder. We innovate. We create. We amaze each other.
My brain and I sometimes run in the same direction, at other times we debate who's got the better idea when putting paint to canvas. I'm both an architect with a painting hobby and an artist with an architectural hobby. Much of my art, as you might expect, is decidedly "architectural" in nature, as depicted in street scenes and old building facades. My fascination with old movie theaters of the 40's and 50's, and my constant exploration of wooden coasters and carousels found in amusement parks no doubt harken back to childhood memories of pure fun and adventure.
Every situation is unique, each subject with its own story. to tell. Each setting deserves to be considered for its independence. My ideas often start with a doodle, a loose sketch, often discarded again and again........ You'll find in my progression of work that I've begun to focus on a direction I call, "BIG STUFF, Little People".......images of everyday items drawn to magnified scale, yet populated with Lilliputian observers. But, old theater facades still call to me, from LA & Denver, to Chicago and the Southwest...............”