It was only 18 months ago when Brad started to create Indigenous artworks professionally as a way for himself and his daughter to learn more about their people, their culture and their traditions. Never did he imagine that sharing this moment with his daughter was going to change his life.
“From humble beginnings at our dining room table, to now having my art in so many people’s homes and hearts, I sometimes have to pinch myself. I feel a great sense of pride and gratitude for being able to do what I do and for the support I’ve received from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.”
Born and raised on Bundjalung Country of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales, Brad’s personal story inspires the meaning and motivation behind his striking artwork. Painting was not only an avenue for sharing the stories of his land and its people but also became a healing tool for Brad, providing clarity and perspective following a workplace accident. At the heart of his artwork is the uplifting and unique palette ─ reflecting the colours of his culture along with hope and positivity.