For Brad Huck being raised in Colorado was a mix of suburban sidewalks, weekends camping and afternoons spent at the families’ candy factory.
These experiences have marked him with respect for the natural world and the belief that humble ingredients blended together with honest hands and creativity will yield more than the sum of their parts.
Upon completion of his degree from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Brad moved west to Sonoma County California where he found inspiration in the works of Manuel Neri, Nathan Olivera and others associated with the Bay Area Figurative Movement. Creating process driven mixed media panels, Brad hit his creative stride while participating in invitational and juried shows throughout Northern California. Currently making Maui his home, the artist is intriqued with the Islands’ many micro-climates and has developed vast respect for the omnipresent ocean that surrounds him. In 2011 Brad created a large scale painting titled “Awaii” for the exhibition “The Legacy of Land” held at the Schaefer International Gallery. Acnowledgment of “Awaii” prompted an invitation to create a body of work based on the idea, “deconstructed landscape”. The resulting collection of mixed media panels was exhibited on Ohau, at The Contemporary Museum the following year.
In 2018 Brad's work “Morning Solace” was selected to be purchased by the State Foundation and placed into Hawaii’s permanent collection.