Self Portrait, charcoal
P A T R I C I A R I D G E B R A D L E Y
Patricia Ridge Bradley always wanted to be an artist and has been drawing and painting since childhood. After graduating with a BFA with an emphasis on drawing from Oklahoma State University, she worked in the banking industry until moving to Colorado. Before the move, Patricia apprenticed for an advertising agency that provided a crash course in design and illustration. The following year, she founded Bradley Studios and began a 35-year career as a free-lance graphic designer in Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Patricia has returned to practicing fine art and works with charcoal, pastel and oil. She enjoys drawing and painting the figure, portraiture, still life, landscapes, cityscapes, and western themes in a representational style. Her technique ranges from very loose and spontaneous to meticulously rendered. In recent years, Patricia has studied with Leslie Lienau, Mike Wimmer, Glen Thomas, Huihan Liu, Kim English, Michelle Dunaway, Clive Tyler, Jude Tolar, Jeremy Lipking, Susan Lyon, Dan Robinson, Lance Hunter, Dale Martin, Sarah Sedwick, and Scott Waddell.
Patricia enjoys teaching classes and workshops in graphite, charcoal and soft pastels. She has demonstrated for several arts organizations in Oklahoma, and donates her time and works to charitable arts causes.
Patricia travels in Europe extensively, and visits her daughter, Mary Catherine, who lives in Sweden. She and her husband, Stephen, spend time at their cabins in the mountians of New Mexico and the hills of northeastern Oklahoma. She enjoys riding and camping with her horse, hiking and spending time outdoors.