Through the use of a palate knife and a variety of brushes, Cyndra Bradford creates color harmony with “colorful muds” and thus recreates the beauty of the natural landscape in both an impressionistic and expressionist style. Her plein air technique effectively captures the energy of the challenging elements and changing light and her equestrian paintings brim with life and movement.
Cyndra Bradford grew up in Big Sur and both of her parents are noted artists. Growing up “under the easel” she and her five siblings had as much paper and art supplies they could use. Her father, Howard Bradford, taught her the craft of serigraphs and by the age of 18 she had dealers throughout the USA.
In 1990, she opened Galerie Plein-air in Carmel to promote a group of artists known as the informalists.