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"Excursions" Brad Caplis
Brad Caplis "Excursions" New Works
Brad Caplis
June 8, 2022 - July 4, 2022
No Reception

  
Please join us in June for new works by one of the gallery's favorite NW artists, Brad Caplis.

Caplis was busy during the Pandemic with a variety of small playful and whimsical pet oriented works which were all sold as they were completed during the past year.

His larger new works revolve around the adventure of weekend Excursions with the family pet and new found locations.
  

A native of Michigan and graduate of the University of Virginia, Caplis now resides in the Pacific Northwest.

He has explored a variety of landscapes across the country with a playful eye, yet still has fond remembrance of growing up in Michigan and his new home in the Northwest.

  

Growing up in rural Michigan, he was always in or around the woods where he dreamt of spotting flying saucers in a patch of sky just above the pine trees, or stumbling upon a clearing to witness some kind of bucolic supernatural ceremony. He never did witness such events however, but was always on the lookout for the extraordinary in nature.

    

As he began painting, images began to surface that best represented these more mystical yearnings. Before adolescence He was often sick with flu and high fevers which invariably let to hallucinations, some of which were terrifying and quite bizarre. There were times when he would lash out at them or run around the house in hopes of escaping. His mother would let him stay in his brother's room during these episodes as it seem to make him feel safer.

    

In his brother's room, along with all the cool stuff an older brother has, was a vintage 1940's radio. As he lay in bed in a delusional state, he would watch the radio rise up or grow and become speaking. It's voice (he assumed it was God's voice) would announce all kinds of catastrophe and miracles alike. Sometimes a crackling panicked voice like that of an on the street reporter and other times a booming great almighty voice from above, the radio belted out cryptic messages and spectacular occurrences. It was entirely hypnotic and at the time, he believed to be the most important discovery of his young life.

    

Age, maturity and better health eased the delusions transforming many of these images of the past into whimsical and playful paintings as seen in "Excursions".

  

  
    

The Calling
25 x 14 x 3 Inches  Mixed Media
$ 2200 US
Lakeside
36 x 27 Inches  Acrylic on Board
$ 3500 US
Home for the Summer
36 x 27 Inches  Acrylic on Board
 Sold
Full Moon Forest
36 x 48 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 6200 US
The King's Dream
28 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3250 US
Part of the Pattern
24 x 18 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1875 US
Color under the Clouds
24 x 18 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1875 US
Dream in Color
30 x 40 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 4300 US
Favorite Things
30 x 30 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3275 US
Highway Revisited
30 x 15 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1950 US
A Tree's View
36 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 4650 US
Road Trip Ready
14 x 11 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 950 US
Song and Dance
36 x 48 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 5875 US
Weekend in the Neighborhood
24 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2300 US
My World
36 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3150 US
Feeling Alpine
30 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2150 US
Traveling Companions
18 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2400 US
Neighborhood Icon
30 x 30 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3050 US
Outdoor Enthusiasts
36 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 4400 US
Full Moon Visit
24 x 18 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1875 US
Off Leash
48 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 5875 US
The Good Life
24 x 36 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 3150 US
Sips by the Sea
36 x 18 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
$ 2600 US
Colorful Neighbors
36 x 24 Inches  Acrylic on Canvas
 Sold
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