Marion Bradish lives and creates at her home and studio located along the St. Regis River with her husband, Patrick, and her Labrador Retrievers, Grace and Gloria. She was raised on a dairy farm in the St. Lawrence River Valley of Northern New York, at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains in the midst of a vast display of nature. Therefore, it is no surprise that her art also explores the natural world. Though Marionís main artistic expression involves acrylic paintings, she is also a crafter and likewise incorporates inspiration from the natural world into the crafts she creates.
Marion earned her BA in History from SUNY Potsdam and an MA in Literature from California State University. She is a self-taught artist who began painting seriously in 2008, though Marion was inspired early on by her extraordinary high school art teacher, Pat Sennett.
Marionís unique style is a direct result of her fascination with the intricate designs in everything from grand landscapes, to the detailed stripes and speckles of a rainbow trout. The designs and patterns are displayed so perfectly and with such profound creativity, it is difficult for her to believe that the grand and delicate creations in our midst are an accident. She is spiritually sensitized by these natural wonders and this spiritual connection directly influences her personal style, no matter what she is creating.
Ultimately, Marion desires to express her fascination with these inspiring natural designs in her paintings and crafts, as boldly as the mediums will allow, while staying true to both her spirituality as well as her own unique style of vivid color and intricate pattern.