Brad Robertson has painted all his life. Born and raised in the coastal town of Mobile, Alabama, his earliest inspiration was the landscape—the indigenous pines and oak trees, and the waters of Mobile Bay. The coastal landscape is still a major source of inspiration for Robertson. At Auburn University Robertson spent time studying architecture and industrial design. During his time in college an art professor created the foundation for what would eventually become Robertson’s careeras a professional painter, encouraging his unique ability to work with color and texture to create depth, complexity and expressiveness.
Robertson earned his BFA in graphic arts in 1999, leaving painting behind for a time and moving to Atlanta to work as a full-time graphic artist at a production company. After a few years he decided the structure and monotony of big-city life was not for him, and began to think of his roots in Alabama.