ARTIST STATEMENT I am fascinated with my own emotional connections to certain imagery. Each of my works is a process of layering, intuition, and experimentation. My recent work is very process-oriented employing oil paint, washes, and metal-leaf. They are meant to depict concepts of our relationships with the environment and the emotions these relationships elicit. BIO: Joseph Bradley is a nationally known artist showing his work in New York City, Denver, New Orleans, Chicago, and Charleston. Owning a successful gallery and studio in Greenville South Carolina's Art District, Bradley creates work for private collectors and corporations. His paintings have recently been published in a book by Chronicle, carried in Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Joseph is happily married to Rachel, a talented pastry chef, and is the proud father of Luke, Jack, and Levi. "I grew up in a old ramshackle farm house in the upstate of SC in a tight knit family. Honestly, I never thought I would grow up to be an artist. An experience during my internship in college changed my trajectory: I was held up in a bank robbery. Even though that event was traumatic, I was forced to evaluate what energized me and subsequently migrated a great deal of scattered ambitions into being a visual artist." "I'm most passionate about art that I want to live with in my own home and I honestly believe that it makes life better.”