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As far back as I can remember I have enjoyed drawing and painting, and watching others do the same. A kind of magic can be found in mimicking a process we find so astounding in nature: creating something out of nothing.

As I grow older I feel a greater kinship with my Neolithic ancestors, those ancient people who painted on the walls and ceilings of caves, deep within the earth. Clearly, they wondered about things, felt anxious too, and found it necessary to write it all down as best they could. Sound familiar?

Fear and wonder are at the core of the creative impulse, inspired by the profound and unrelenting mystery of our existence. Creation in all its varied forms appeals to the human mind. Art is a legacy of the challenge put to our species long, long ago.

Welcome to the fine art of Brad Faegre.


This site is designed to be both a sales gallery and window into my studio. Gallery is arranged by category and houses dozens of drawings and paintings. The Lessons section will provide you with an opportunity to see how I work, through the use of studio demonstrations and explanatory text.

As a storyteller my images are meant to speak to you. I have assembled them so they will entertain and inform. If my work leads you to consider owning one or more, all the better. The artwork and text at faegrefineart.com will change periodically to provide you with new experiences. I invite you to return.


I am told many people saw my artistic potential when I was quite young, but I have looked at examples of my childhood drawings and wonder how anybody could be so sure. What is clear is that I never lost interest in drawing.

My first awareness of a skill or aptitude in the visual arts came in Mr. Lindquist's junior high school class. He taught a disciplined course and I learned the rules of perspective and other "foundation" fundamentals from him. A year or so later I was fortunate to fall under the guidance of three exceptional high school art instructors: Peter Boyer, Edith Horsburgh, and Cliff Hilliard. Between them, they developed an inspiring and challenging art program that, through the years, led many of their students to become successful visual artists.

Toward the end of high school I began doing layout and freelance graphic design work and this continued through college. I attended Pitzer College and received a degree in Fine Art from the California State University, Fullerton. In 1986 I took along some painting equipment on a trip through the Grand Canyon. In a matter of a few weeks, my lifelong interest in looking at the Earth's geography turned into a passion for painting it.

Since that Summer in 1986 I have received numerous awards in competitions for work in a variety of media: watercolors, oils, acrylics, and pastels. I have earned exhibitions in Yosemite National Park (as Artist-in-Residence) and Grand Canyon National Park. My pastel painting Glowing Canyonlands was selected among the top 100 paintings in 1998's Arts For the Parks competition and will go on a year-long nationwide tour.

Designated Master Pastelist by the Pastel Society of America in 1992, my work in soft pastel has been featured in the magazines American Artist and Pastel Artist International. My acrylic paintings and methods are featured in the books Acrylic Painting Techniques and Painting the Many Moods of Light (both published by North Light Books).

Interest in trains has led to my work being featured in Railfan & Railroad magazine; exhibited in the California State Railroad Museum; sponsored in exhibition by Caltrans Division of Rail/Amtrak; and used to illustrate the music of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, and Waylon Jennings on the music CD Between the Rails: America's Train Songs (available on the GNP Crescendo Records label).

Another music CD, On Top of a Cloud, features a caricature I did of my brother Le. That artwork can be seen at his website: www.ontopofacloud.com.

I am also noted for my paintings of golfers and golf holes. On the Tee with Jack Nicklaus at Bel-Air C.C. (which includes Byron Nelson and Tiger Woods among the gallery of onlookers) appears in the book Bel-Air Country Club: A Living Legend.

My ability to paint a variety of subjects leads me to accept a wide range of painting commissions. My original work hangs in many private and corporate collections.

I am represented by the following fine art galleries: Stary Sheets Fine Art Galleries, Poulsen Gallery, and Judith Hale Gallery.

I teach workshops in drawing and painting. A schedule of shows, exhibitions, demonstrations, and workshops appears at the bottom of this page.

Contacting Me

Your inquiries are welcome. Please take a moment to fill out my online response form.


email: brad@faegrefineart.com
  tel: (562) 694-2585
  fax: (562) 691-2081
write: Faegre Fine Art
       P.O. Box 1156
       La Habra, CA 90633-1156
If you'd like to visit my studio, please call in advance to set up an appointment.

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Brad's original drawings and paintings can be purchased from the following fine art galleries:

Faegre Fine Art
La Habra, CA
(562) 694-2585

Stary Sheets Fine Art Galleries
Laguna Beach, CA
(800) 262-7779

Poulsen Gallery
Pasadena, CA
(626) 792-7410

Judith Hale Gallery
Los Olivos, CA
(805) 688-1222

Susan Street Gallery
444 S. Cedros Ave.
Solano Beach, CA
(619) 793-4442


Faegre Fine Art offers an expanding selection of paintings and reproductions. Printed 4 and 6 color lithographic offset on 100 lb. acid free paper, images are available as either a limited edition or as an unlimited edition poster print.

Prints can be purchased framed or unframed. Framed prints use conservation materials throughout and UV control glass. [more info]


Because the artwork I create is my livelihood, all commercial use of my images, by another, requires my written permission. If you choose to use my artwork on your website, I request that you credit my authorship, along with a hyperlink to this site, next to the image (sample attribution below). In this way, more will find me. Thank you.

artwork by <a href="http://www.faegrefineart.com/">Brad Faegre</a>

Commissioning Works of Art

I do accept assignments to create customized artwork. Commissioned work can take almost any form: portraits of people, pets and wildlife, a private home, school campus, favorite golf hole or travel experience. My fee is determined by the size of the finished artwork, the painting medium, and the complexity of the subject.

Selected Private and Corporate Collections

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
PGA WEST Resorts
Bel-Air Country Club
Yosemite National Park
Southern California Professional Golfers Association
Friends of Golf, Inc.
Los Angeles County Fair Association
San Francisco Golf Club
California Bank & Savings
Whittier College
Redlands Community Hospital
Yosemite Park and Curry Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heywood
Hacienda Country Club
John Daly
South Hills Country Club
Jack Nicklaus
Johnny Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Merrins
San Bernardino County Museum
Redlands Country Club
Glendora Country Club

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Shows and Exhibitions

The Pastel Society of America's 27th Annual Exhibition
15 Gramercy Park, South, New York, NY
September 11 - October 3, 1999
Exhibition reception is Sunday, September 26

San Fernando Art Club
4939 Balboa Blvd, Encino, California
October 4, 1999
Contact Dwayne at (818) 883-5367
I'll be demonstrating pastel painting.

The Fine Arts Institute (FAI) Past Presidents' Exhibit
San Bernardino County Government Center
385 N Arrowhead Ave, San Bernardino, California
October 6 - November 4, 1999
Exhibit features the artwork of the 13 presidents of the FAI.

Associated Artists of the Inland Empire
651 West 15th Street, Upland, California
November 10, 1999
Contact Linda David at (909) 985-6335
I'll be demonstrating pastel painting.


Arts for the Parks

My pastel painting Glowing Canyonlands was selected as one of the top 100 entries in the Arts for the Parks competition. Glowing Canyonlands is a depiction of Arizona's Canyon De Chelly National Monument and was chosen from among 1,710 national entries in one of the richest competitions in our nation's history. The competition was created in 1986 by the National Park Academy of the Arts to enhance public awareness of the National Parks.

The paintings will first be on display at Jackson Lake Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park from Sept 15-20, 1998. The show will then move to Jackson Hole's ArtWest Gallery, Sept 20-26, 1998. It is an additional honor to have this painting viewed by millions of Americans as it goes on a nationwide tour this coming year.


5 Day Pastel Workshop
June 12 - 16, 2000
Asheville, North Carolina
Willow Wisp Farms Studios Workshop
Pastel Painting: Expressive & Spontaneous
Call (828) 628-0401 or email PtaylorART@aol.com

8 Day Artist's Adventure through the Grand Canyon
Spring/summer, 2000

Join me on the Grand Canyon Expeditions Co. boat for an 8 day painting and drawing adventure through the Grand Canyon. Late spring/early summer is an extremely beautiful time of year to see the Canyon, in fact, it was on a trip like this, in the summer of 1986, that I discovered my true passion for painting (two of my field studies from that trip can be viewed, along with other Canyon paintings, in the National Park gallery).

Enjoy 8 magical days: filled with painting demonstrations by me, along with plenty of opportunities for you to paint, hike and explore, gather ideas for future work, and relax and reflect amid the sublime beauty of Grand Canyon. I look forward to seeing you there!

For trip information, investigate the Grand Canyon Expeditions Co. website at http://www.gcex.com or call them at (800) 544-2691 or Faegre Fine Art at (562) 694-2585


© Brad Faegre 1998-99