Dinsdale, acrylic paint on panels, 26" x 38", 2012.  A four panel Bradford Johnson painting of Timothy Dinsdale, famous for alledgedly filming the Loch Ness monster. Originally on loan and hanging above the bed in our shed this beauty has gone on to a new happy owner.

Dinsdale, acrylic paint on panels, 26" x 38", 2012. 
A four panel Bradford Johnson painting of Timothy Dinsdale, famous for alledgedly filming the Loch Ness monster. Originally on loan and hanging above the bed in our shed this beauty has gone on to a new happy owner.

Bradford Johnson's paintings are beautiful pieces that recycle images taken from old photographs and negatives to tell fascinating interwoven stories through multiple layers (sometimes up to 30!) of paint and varnish. 

This is a grouping of paintings hanging next to the desk in the shed with images pulled from trading cards that used to be included in packs of Hignett's Cigarettes showing different swimming strokes. In the detail images you can see some of the great texture in the paintings as well as the mutiple layers used to build up the lush texture found in Bradford's paintings.

This is a grouping of paintings hanging next to the desk in the shed with images pulled from trading cards that used to be included in packs of Hignett's Cigarettes showing different swimming strokes. In the detail images you can see some of the great texture in the paintings as well as the mutiple layers used to build up the lush texture found in Bradford's paintings.

A quick click through his site gives you a glimpse at the crazy subject matter Bradford covers in his work: failed adventures to the North Pole, missionaries being slain in the deep jungle, helicopter rescues at sea, surface to air missiles, etc...

Oh yeah, and i almost forgot: sleds that you can ride on as they are pulled across the ocean floor.

Diving Sledge, acrylic paint on panel, 13" x 19", 2013

Diving Sledge, acrylic paint on panel, 13" x 19", 2013

One last thing, we think Bradford's work is way underpriced. I'd suggest grabbing something of his for your collection before the prices skyrocket. If you do, try to get on the phone with him and have him talk you through the backstories behind his work - you won't be sorry.



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