Donald Bradford

Growing up around the family owned wedding chapel, Donald Bradford’s paintings reference his childhood memories of love and marriage. The home where he spent much of his childhood functioned as a full chapel, set just off the kitchen, complete with pews, an organ, and stained glass windows.  The chapel was open 24 hours and couples waiting to get married often spilled over into the living and dining rooms of the house.  Bradford’s paintings are influenced by the themes of love, weddings, and marriage that dominated the landscape of his early years.  
Born and raised in Yuma, Arizona, Donald Bradford now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.  He received a BFA from University of Arizona, and a MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara.