Contact Info: I can be reached directly at kmbradyart at gmail dot com, or by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
I’m a freelance artist living on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, with my husband of 14 years. He’s a Sergeant with the NYPD Mounted Unit, which makes for an interesting if not unpredictable life!
When I graduated high school, my first inclination was to study art and become an artist, but I promptly talked myself out of it. You know, the whole starving artist thing. So I put that goal out of my mind and turned my attention to something more practical. I spent the next two decades as a medical transcriptionist. Eventually my heart spoke louder than my head. I took a giant leap of faith and returned to college as a ‘non-traditional’ art student (which is a nice way of saying shouldn’t you have done this 20 years ago?). After lots of hard work, I received a BFA in Illustration with a concentration in children’s books from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. I even graduated summa cum laude! Can you imagine? Go me! Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? I was able to complete my entire degree online while I continued to work full-time. All hail the internet and thank God for takeout!
Hard work and sacrifice pays off. I’m thrilled to say I now work full-time as an artist. Instead of transcribing medical records, I spend my days in the studio creating art for licensing and picture books (somebody pinch me!) My preferred mediums are watercolors, pencil, and ink, but I also enjoy working digitally in Photoshop or Illustrator. When I’m not working, you’ll find me whipping up something yummy in the kitchen, pulling tenacious weeds from the garden beds (again!?), or out somewhere with my camera collecting reference images for my artwork. I’m as detail oriented as I am creative, and this quality carries over into my art. I strive for excellence in all I do.
My portfolio is developing selectively but steadily, so please check back for updates!
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Honors and Awards
RMCAD Gerald Ehrhart Memorial Scholarship 2015
RMCAD Honors List (2013-2015)
RMCAD Accolade – College Community and Culture (May 2015)
RMCAD Accolade – Academic Excellence (June 2015, September 2015)
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
RMCAD Rotunda Gallery Student Exhibition 2015
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