Natural Realism: The Paintings of Brad Woodfin

Clémence_©_Brad_Woodfin Clémence | 16” x 16” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2017

Brad Woodfin’s oil paintings of carefully rendered creatures are a contemplative exploration of the animal world. With reverence for his subjects, Brad favors expression and mood over academic documentation.

Brad was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1970. He moved to Olympia, Washington in 1991 to study printmaking and painting at The Evergreen State College. His work has been featured in solo shows in New York, Vancouver, Calgary, San Francisco and Northampton (Massachusetts), as well as group shows and art fairs in London, Miami, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Brad has been living and working in Montréal since 2008.

Check out more of his work at his website.


Wish_Us_Luck_2017_©_Brad_Woodfin
Wish Us Luck | 19” x 20.5” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2017
Rough_Beasts_©_Brad_Woodfin
Rough Beasts | 9” x 12” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2016
Our_Lady_of_Bleeding_Hearts_©_Brad_Woodfin
Our Lady Of The Bleeding Hearts | 12” x 16” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2016
Naufrageur_©_Brad_Woodfin
Naufrageur | 16” x 16” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2016
Loosestrife_2016_©_Brad_Woodfin
Loosestrife | 9” x 12” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2016
Good_Blood_©_Brad_Woodfin
Good Blood | 14.5” x 18” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2017
Don't _Ever_Get_Sick_©_Brad_Woodfin
Don’t Ever Get Sick | 12” x 16” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2017
Cooped_Up_©_Brad_Woodfin
Cooped Up | 9” x 12” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2017
Black_Mass_©_Brad_Woodfin
Black Mass | 12” x 16” | Oil on panel | © Brad Woodfin 2017