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Brad Forsythe, Artist

From the fast paced Texas lifestyle to the laid back, nature-inspired setting of Hawaii... when Brad Forsythe moved to Maui over a decade ago his creative energy went through the roof. With his inspiration in overdrive, Brad’s work flourished - bold and colorful abstract paintings, mixed media landscape series, award winning photography and numerous design collaborations...he is busy living the dream. Brad describes his art-filled life, “Living on the North Shore of Maui I find inspiration every day in the diverse exotic land and seascapes all around me. Where others might see nature as an assemblage of random shapes and colors, I see symmetry, proportionality and a balance in our environment. What I call the ‘perfect imperfection of nature.’”

Brad’s original art can be seen on Jimmy Lewis surfboards, a global brand based on Maui. His abstract work is also featured on a line of high-end ladies’ scarves produced and sold in Tuscany, Italy. And he is working on designing a collection of men’s board shorts and sneakers as well as working on collaborating with a Paris-based silk rug production company.

Honored with numerous local, regional and national industry awards for creative excellence as an established artist and fine art photographer, Brad has spent a lifetime working in the visual arts field. Shortly after graduating from college he co-founded a full-service advertising agency in Texas where he served as President and Executive Creative Director.

Brad’s paintings and photography have been widely exhibited and appear in several private and corporate collections throughout the world. His interpretation of nature is translated through bold graphics and extensive use of color. “I’m excited to be working with RAMP and their stellar team of artists. My visual art is derived from the everyday experiences and visual memories of living on the island of Maui - one of the most remote and beautiful places on Earth.”