Renowned Davidson artist Elizabeth Bradford is contributing an original painting, “Moonlight on the Ridge” to the silent auction at this year’s “Toast the Earth” being held April 19th at the River Run Country Club in Davidson, NC.
“Moonlight on the Ridge” is an acrylic on canvas 8×10 painting valued at $800. The Davidson Lands Conservancy is very grateful to Ms. Bradford’s contribution to our event, proceeds of which will help us to protect land and provide education about the benefits of conservation. “Toast the Earth” features tastings from local wineries, live music from ‘Night Shift,’ a jazz/pop band, food from the River Run Country Club, and art from local artists in addition to the silent auction. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.
Elizabeth Bradford is a native Carolinian, with deep roots in the rural landscape. During much of her career she has worked to record the traditional look of the land prior to its urbanization. Her work has centered on images drawn from her rural community and her family’s ancestral farm in north Mecklenburg County where she lives. In recent years she has, as well, painted the countries to which she has traveled, and explored her own inner landscape through a series of archetypal self portraits. She studied art at Randolph Macon Woman’s College, the University of North Carolina, and at Davidson College, and is represented in corporate and private collections all over the United States. She was included in the United States’ State Department’s Art In Embassies Program which places representative work by American artists in embassies around the world. In 2006 Bradford was chosen as the featured artist for North Carolina’s first statewide Women’s Conference. She has had many solo exhibitions, including shows at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Davidson College. Her work focuses on intricate formal patterns found in nature, and on the experience of color, and ranges from small and intimate to large in scale. Currently her medium is acrylic on canvas or wood panel. Though representational , her paintings have a strong connection to the traditions of abstraction, and show, as well, the influence of the Pattern and Decoration movement and Pop Art.
More information about Elizabeth Bradford may be found at elizabethbradford.com.