i’m jealous of mark bradley-shoup


Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light… the architecture, the vast mid-west horizon and the brush strokes of American painter Mark Bradley-Shoup all come together to create this lovely, but lonely, landscape titled “Vacancy (Used Car Lot)”. I love the simple shapes, plains of muted colour, and amazing composition.

While reading about Mark I found a site that has images of him hard at work in his studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I always like getting a glimpse into where/how the work actually happens.

comments (4)

  1. KateA /// 11.15.2009 /// 8:12pm

    I have been reading your blog for a few months now, but had not seen the Bradley-Shoup posting. I love his work. We have a couple of originals that had did a few years ago. My husband was privileged enough to be able to use one of his images from one of his paintings as a CD cover. Mark is a talented and giving artist. I encourage anyone that has an interest in his art to contact him. You will find him to be both humble and inspiring.

  2. The Jealous Curator /// 11.15.2009 /// 9:18pm

    Thanks so much for the comment Kate! I couldn’t agree more – After I wrote the post about him, Mark emailed me to say thank you and was so incredibly nice. I love it when talented people are also kind! Very refreshing.
    ps. I would love to see the album cover…

  3. KateA /// 11.27.2009 /// 5:30pm

    Here is the link to the album on CD baby. The color online isn’t quite what it is in person, much less what the painting looks like in person. Mark has a good grasp of color, using combinations that are unexpected, yet familiar.


  4. The Jealous Curator /// 11.27.2009 /// 5:51pm

    Thanks so much for sending that… very cool!