We are delighted to be offering over 100 works of art in our May Interiors Auction, direct from the studio of internationally regarded artists Pauline and John Roger Bradley.
While both being internationally acclaimed, we are thrilled to be able to offer the collection as they both studied and worked in Wolverhampton. We are delighted to have such a relevant local connection to our artist vendors as well as being able to enjoy their artwork in our salerooms for a whole month!
The artworks that we are offering range in subject matter, from John Roger’s abstract colour compositions to Pauline’s figural seascape printworks.
Pauline Bradley completed her degree in Printmaking at Wolverhampton University in 1998 and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and galleries since the 1960s including The Mall Galleries, The Contemporary Print Show, Scarborough Art Gallery, London Art Fair and RBSA to name just a few. She is a member of The East West Artists and Culture Club, The Printmakers Council and The Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio. Her work is held in private collections in the UK, USA, Japan, China and France.
Pauline’s favourite practices are Japanese woodcut and collograph printing. Over the years she has drawn inspiration from the East Coast of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides as well as life drawing from a model and professional ballerinas. Viewers will find inspiration from the outdoors as well as the human form evident in the body of work in our auction collection, often expertly combined to, as Pauline writes in her own words, “reveal and express inner emotions”.
John Roger Bradley gained his degree in Painting from Wolverhampton University in 1995 going on to complete his MA Fine Art Painting in 2002. He has participated in many exhibitions in galleries such as MOMA Wales, RBSA, La Galleria, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Piccadilly Gallery. He was elected to ‘Graduates of the Royal Academy Schools’ and elected a member of the RA’s Reynolds Club while also having work in private collections in the UK and France.
John Roger works as a mixed media artist, drawing on location with charcoal and pastel expanding on these initial drawings in the studio with acrylic paint and often developing into printmaking. An expressive use of paint evokes Bradley’s wish for, as he describes in one of his exhibition catalogues, “visual drama” whether it is a landscape or a later abstract example, both of which are represented in our 19th May Interiors Auction.
Please do join us to view this expansive collection of artwork on Thursday 18th May, 10am-4pm, and get yourselves ready to add a Bradley artwork to your collection!