Jeremy Bradshaw comes to sculpture from a deep connection to the natural world and from a passion that "by chance" was lit when he first picked up a piece of plasteline clay. This spark of light became undeniable when the first sculpture was created and the longing to be in nature and observing wildlife was given its rightful place in his life.
Jeremy Bradshaw is an award-winning wildlife sculptor and internationally known author. He has been fascinated with wildlife and animals since childhood. Growing up in rural, central California he was surrounded by the chickens, rabbits and cows at his grandparents' farm. Working, exploring, backpacking and fly-fishing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, his natural curiosity and interest in animals and wildlife continued to increase.
Jeremy's subsequent pursuit of falconry led him to live in many parts of the Western United States from the Oklahoma panhandle to the state of Washington, where he now resides. Over decades of observation, research and practice he has become widely recognized for his specialized expertise in falconry. His passion for hunting flocks of 10,000 starlings with a small falcon, called a merlin, feeds his discerning curiosity and acute observation skills. Jeremy's sculptures come to life because they reflect an artist's life authentically committed to the natural world.
Awards and honors include works of art being chosen for numerous shows and exhibitions including the 2021 "Birds in Art Exhibition" at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau WI; National Sculpture Society's 88th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens in Pawleys Island, South Carolina; the prestigious 2021 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant by the National Sculpture Society; the 2020 National Sculpture Society's "Visions of Spring" Exhibition; Society of Animal Artists President's Award for 3D Art; 59th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists at The Briscoe Western Art Museum; the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London; and more. Jeremy is also a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists.
Julie R. Williams, Director, Mountain Trails Gallery Sedona speaks about the addition of Jeremy Bradshaw to the gallery, "We are proud to offer the compelling sculptures of this talented artist who strikes a remarkable balance between contemporary and traditional styles with his ability to capture the essential nature of a gesture and the characteristic that make an animal endearing. Also, the perfect marriage of his exquisite surface patinas with the essence of form and the capture of emotional sensitivity transcend details and make his work memorable."