Brad Aldridge creates pastoral landscapes that evoke an Arcadian calm. His paintings conjure 19th century Romanticism and tonalism while employing somewhat loose 20th century brushstrokes. Aldridge states that his ultimate goal is to create objects of beauty which nourish the viewer on a spiritual level. Aldridge knew he wanted to become a professional artist from the age of four when his mother began taking an art class at a community college.
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University, emphasis in lithography; Graduate School at the University of Arkansas
"In the last few years I've been intrigued with overlooking vistas. I like that sort of heroic aspect of nature, where you're hovering above. I'm still enamored with water, the contrast of dusk or dawn; I draw a lot of metaphors from the setting or rising sun or flowing water."