Mulmur based painter Brad MacIver is known for his wistful landscapes and crisp still lifes that encourage a viewer to luxuriate in the subject matter.
Painter Brad MacIver’s wistful landscapes and crisp still lifes reveal a knack for the kind of formal composition that settles the eye and encourages a viewer to luxuriate in the subject matter. This instinct comes naturally to the Mulmur artist after a career working as an art director for magazines including Fashion and Gardening Life and, most recently, as the creative director of the LCBO.
Brad’s work has an Alex Colville-esque hazy, yet precise, take on everything from beloved pets to a patch of summer sunflowers at their peak. He works from photographs he captures with a future painting in mind. “I’ve dealt with pictures all my life. I see everything in a frame,” says the self-taught painter. “It’s habitual – I can’t stop it.” @bradmaciverpaintings