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Steve Bradbury

 

In 2017, Steve Bradbury gave up a career in corporate restructuring to follow his true passion, fine art painting.  He is now a full-time artist  based in Dun Laoghaire. Although his primary medium is oil, he also works in watercolour, gouache and pastel.

“I have recently made art my full-time profession, although I have always drawn and painted in my spare time, often working with other artists over the years, whether in a mentoring group or at workshops to help develop and redefine my style.  There is nothing like painting every day within an idyllic coastal setting, however, to really focus the creative mind and leaving endless meetings a distant memory!  In all of my paintings, I try to to develop a sense of emotion, through the use of contrasts in colour and light, combined with an element of motion and fluidity.

Steve was born in Devon in 1970 and first studied Aeronautical Engineering before gaining a Masters in Business Administration, both at Cranfield University. He started out life as an aeromechanical systems engineer in the Royal Air Force before he set up a business consultancy in Cambridge, where he was drafted into help restructure companies and projects as diverse as the National Health Service, the Ministry of Defence, Twycross Zoo and the business aviation industry.  In 2015, Steve was recruited for a contract in Blackrock Clinic and the move to Ireland began.  

“I used to doodle as a kid and remember that on a French exchange, the stepfather of the boy I was staying with  was an artist and used to have a large sheet of paper in the toilet to draw on and we would draw caricatures of each other. It was his inspiration that really got me enthused with art, which I have continued to do for the subsequent 35 years or so.”

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

15th – 17th November 2019 – Art Source, RDS, Dublin.

9th – 15th March 2020 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

21st – 27th September 2020 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

19th – 25th October 2020 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

23rd – 29th November 2020 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

14th – 20th December 2020 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

Past Exhibitions

27th May – 2nd June 2019 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

22nd – 28th April 2019 – Solo Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Pop-Up, Dun Laoghaire.

5th – 9th December 2018 – Gifted Fair, RDS, Dublin.

9th – 11th November 2018 – Art Source, RDS, Dublin.

19th – 22nd October 2018 – RMS Leinster Exhibition, The Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire.

6th – 12th October 2018 – RMS Leinster Exhibition, National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire.