Brad Donovan is an artist from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
He works in a hard edged acrylic style of painting, creating super flat paintings made up of layers of simplified imagery. Brad’s work often portrays landscapes and domestic scenes inspired by everyday life and situations.
By using a fresh approach to painting and maintaining an inventive interaction with nature, Brad likes to break down what he sees into honest and simple forms. The end result creates a sense of fun and playfulness while provoking feelings of familiarity and curiosity.
2016 TEA & BIKKIES Solo show, A+E Gallery, Napier, NZ
2016 TO THE POINT Group show, Seed Gallery, Auckland, NZ
2016 EAST Group show, Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, NZ
2017 SHARED PLOTS Group show, SPA_CE Gallery, Napier, NZ
2018 STRATUS Solo show, The Poi Room, Auckland, NZ
2019 NO GUTS NO GLORY Group Show, Green Street Projects, Wellington, NZ
2019 NEW PAINTINGS Green Street Projects, Wellington, NZ
2019 PLAYTIME Group Show, Muse Art Gallery, Hawkes Bay, NZ
2016 Wallace Arts Trust Awards- Finalist
2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award- Finalist