Details: Oil on board titled "Gentle Rain" by contemporary landscape artist, Brad Aldridge. Known for his ability to create a feeling that emanates from that place, rather than articulating the specific place itself. The texture and subdued color palette of this piece, creates a distinct feeling of calm and natural beauty. Housed in a mottled, copper frame with water gilded gold interior and exterior detail (no glass). Signed by the artist in the lower right hand corner and titled, numbered #01/19 and dated 2001 in pen on the back.
Dimensions: Frame=31"w x 1.75"d x 23"h Art= 24"w x 16"h (11 lbs)
Condition: The painting itself is in perfect condition, as it is done on board. There are a few minor chips on the intentionally distressed gold gilt edges (see detailed photos).
A Bit About The Artist: Aldridge was born in 1965. He knew he wanted to become a professional artist from the age of four. Although he lived in numerous places as a child, ranging from Japan to Arkansas as an “Army brat,”he attended college-level art classes at the University of Arkansas while still in junior high school.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in lithography from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he began exhibiting nationally. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arkansas. He taught lithography and painting at BYU. In a departure from his usual landscapes, he painted a cityscape, which won the Juror's First Place Award for his oil painting Winter Afternoon, Salt Lake City at the 2012 Springville Art Museum Spring Salon exhibition.He designs and handcrafts his frames with a specific painting or series of paintings in mind.His work is collected by the Pinnfund Corporation, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, the Springville Museum of Art, and many more. His paintings are featured in some of the temples of the Church of Jesus Christ. He painted murals for temples in Ft. Lauderdale, Sapporo Japan, Rawley North Carolina, Trujillo Peru, Arequipa Peru, and Hartford Connecticut. He and his wife, Julia, live in Moroni, Utah.