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Rural Pennsylvania and coastal Maine – regions that I know well, regions that have special meaning to me.


An old stone mill, an abandoned farmhouse, an empty corncrib, an aging barn – each one a structure yet much more. Time and history have left their imprint. Each one evokes a special place, a special time. They are all a part of a rural community and a way of life that is quickly fading into the past. They are all a part of the Pennsylvania heritage that is rapidly disappearing. I’d like to feel, in a way, that I have preserved them in my paintings. 


A stately lighthouse watching over a stormy sea, a weath-ered lobster shanty on a tiny island, the pounding surf on a rugged shoreline – places that evoke special emotions. I’ve always loved the sea – the salt air, the sea spray, the energy of the surf, the legends of the coastal lights, the romance of it all. I hope these feelings come across in my paintings of two places that are very special to me – mid-coast Maine, and the remote Monhegan Island. 


                                                                                                                               Bradley Hendershot

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Bradley Hendershot is primarily a painter of coastal Maine and rural Pennsylvania – regions that he knows well, regions that have special meaning to him. 


Many of Brad’s subjects can be found close to his home and studio in Hoppenville, Marlborough Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. “My Pennsylvania paintings depict the rural community and a way of life that is quickly fading into the past. Many of the timber and stone barns and mills, the houses and outbuildings, which are part of the Pennsylvania heritage, are rapidly disappearing. I’d like to feel, in a way, that I have preserved them in my paintings.”


“In Maine, I paint the rugged shoreline of the mid-coast region and Monhegan Island where I enjoy the smell of salt air and the feeling of sea spray. I’ve always loved the sea, probably a combination of things –the boats, the energy of the surf, the rocks, the storms and the romance of it all. I hope this comes across in my paintings of the weathered clapboard lobster shanties and the granite towers of the lighthouses.” 


Brad has been drawing and painting most of his life. “My early inspiration and guidance came from my father, artist Ray Hendershot.” 


Using a representational approach in his painting, most of Brad's work has been in the water-media. “I find watercolor to be very challenging and rewarding, and I like the spontaneity and freshness of the medium.” If Brad gets particularly involved with the form and texture of a subject, he takes watercolor one step further, employing a drybrush technique.


Using drybrush, textures and details are built up by applying small strokes of the brush and very little water with the pigment. The drybrush work is built upon an initial watercolor wash that is usually quite fluid. The color, in spots, may be very dense and opaque, emphasizing the transparency of other areas. Most often, a combination of both wetbrush and drybrush techniques can be found in a single work. “I don't stick to the traditional watercolor rules in my painting. I use a variety of techniques, doing what I feel is necessary to obtain the result I want in the finished work.” Brad begins each new concept by doing preliminary sketches of the subject. These studies may be done in pencil, pen and ink, or watercolor.


Brad paints with an intense devotion to realistic detail while at the same time artistic license is employed for the sake of composition and to evoke a certain feeling or mood in the viewer. Using his creativity in the overall planning of a work, Brad emphasizes the features and details that best capture and produce the desired effect or emotion. Brad feels that each new work presents an opportunity to develop and refine his techniques. Thus, Brad will continue to grow for as long as he continues to paint.


 The Hendershot & Krieg Studio at Hoppenville House in Hoppenville, Pennsylvania, which Brad shares with his wife, artist Katharine (Katy) Krieg is open by chance or by appointment, or during one of the advertised scheduled open houses during the year. He also holds an open studio/gallery each summer on Monhegan Island, Maine with Katy. Dates of the open studio are posted on his web site. 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Bradley Hendershot has achieved the following:

American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA): Signature Artist


International Society of Marine Painters (ISMP): Signature Professional Artist 


Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (PWS) : Signature Membership


Philadelphia Water Color Society (PWCS): Signature Membership

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Selected Featured Exhibitions

Hendershot & Krieg Studio/Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2018, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Hendershot & Krieg Studio, Hoppenville, PA – 2018, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Hendershot & Krieg Studio, Hoppenville, PA – 2017, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Perkiomen School, in partnership with the James A. Michener Art Museum, Pennsburg, PA – 2017, Feature Exhibition along the works of Walter E. Baum and Melville Stark


Patricia Hutton Galleries, Doylestown, PA – 2017, Two-person Exhibition with Katharine Krieg, Times and Places


Hendershot & Krieg Studio/Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2017, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Hendershot & Krieg Studio/Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2016, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Hendershot & Krieg Studio/Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2015, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Chadds Ford Gallery, Chadds Ford, PA – 2014, Three-person Exhibition with Carolyn Anderson and Jacalyn Beam, Recent Works


Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA – 2014, Two-person Exhibition with Katharine Krieg, Viewpoints


Hendershot & Krieg Studio/Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2014, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Hendershot & Krieg Studio/Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2013, Open Studio with Katharine Krieg


Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA – 2011, SOLO Exhibition, Home and Away


Hendershot Studio, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2011, Open Studio


Ocean House Gallery, Port Clyde, Maine - 2011, SOLO Exhibition, Allure of the Sea


The Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, PA – 2010, Two-person Exhibition with father Ray Hendershot


Hendershot Studio, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2010, Open Studio


Hendershot Studio, Monhegan Island, Maine – 2009, Open Studio


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2008, Two-person Exhibition with father Ray Hendershot, The Tradition Continues


Ocean House Gallery at the Rose Cottage, Port Clyde, Maine – 2008, Two-person Exhibition with Jerry Cable


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2007, SOLO Exhibition, Simple   Ways


Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville,  DE – 2007, SOLO Exhibition, A Sense of the Past


Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, Pennsburg, PA – 2006, SOLO Exhibition, A Sense of Place


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2006, SOLO Exhibition, Recent Work, 2006


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2005, SOLO Exhibition, No Boundaries 


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2004, SOLO Exhibition, Dusk to Dawn


Chadds Ford Gallery, Chadds Ford, PA – 2004, Two-person Exhibition with father Ray Hendershot, A Tradition


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2003, SOLO Exhibition, Bradley Hendershot’s Bucks County


Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville,  DE – 2002, SOLO Exhibition, Heritage


Gallery-by-the-Sea, Port Clyde, ME – 2002, SOLO Exhibition, Bradley Hendershot’s Maine


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2002, Two-person Exhibition with Jerry Cable, Between the Brush Strokes


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2001, SOLO Exhibition, Near Home


Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville,  DE – 2000, SOLO Exhibition, Special Places, Special Times


Gallery-by-the-Sea, Port Clyde, ME – 2000, Selected Artists Exhibition, Twelve for 2000


Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville,  DE – 2000, Three-person Exhibition with Michael Rocco and Philip Wikoff, Painted Landscapes


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 1999, Two-person Exhibition with Barbara Lewis, Quiet Sounds of Nature


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 1997, Two-person Exhibition with June Maxwell


Roaring Brook Gallery, Breman, ME – 1996, SOLO Exhibition 


Hardcastle Gallery, Wilmington,  DE – 1986, SOLO Exhibition, Recent Works


Hardcastle Gallery, Wilmington, DE – 1984, Two-person Exhibition with Mark Smothers, Recent Paintings


EMR Yesterday and Today Gallery, Ventnor, NJ – 1983, Three-person Exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions

Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA – 2011, 2010


Birdsboro Fine Arts Show, Birdsboro, PA – 1998


Branch Creek Community Church, Harleysville, PA – 2005


Bucks County Courthouse, Doylestown, PA – 1983


Chadds Ford Gallery, Chadds, Ford, PA – 2015, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1984, 1983


Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA – 1999, 1997


Design Domaine Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ – 2010


Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland,  ME – 2007


Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA – 1979


Gallery at Cedar Hollow, Malvern, PA – 1997


Gallery One, Mentor,  OH – 2003


Hardcastle Gallery, Centreville,  DE – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999


Hardcastle, Gallery, Wilmington,  DE – 1989, 1986, 1983


Hardcastle Gallery, Yorklyn,  DE – 1994


The Hill School, Pottstown, PA – 2002


Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA – 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997


Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Berks Co., PA – 1982


Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA – 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997


Knollcrest Gallery, Flemington,  NJ – 2004, 2003


Lebanon Valley   College, Lebanon, PA – 1980


Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City, NJ - 1982


Patricia Hutton Galleries, Doylestown, PA – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 


Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Harrisburg,  PA – 2006, 1982


Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, PA – 2017, 2016, 2010, 2008, 1996


Perkiomen Valley Art Center, Harleysville/Schwenksville, PA – 2005, 2004, 2002, 1996


Philadelphia Water Color Society – 2000, 1996


Pottstown Area Artists Guild, Pottstown, PA – 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1992


Regina Coeli Academy, Wyndmoor, PA – 2008


Snow Goose Gallery, Bethlehem, PA – 1993, 1992


Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA – 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999


Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ – 2003


University and Whist Club, Wilmington, DE – 1998, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983


University  of Delaware, Goodstay Center, Wilmington, DE – 2007, 2006, 2005, 2000


Whitford Country Club, Exton, PA – 2010

SELECTED CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bank of Delaware, Wilmington, DE
 

Clofine Dairy, Linwood, NJ
 

Delaware Trust Company, Wilmington, DE
 

Deep Run Packing, Dublin, PA
 

EMR Yesterday and Today Gallery, Ventnor, NJ
 

Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA

MBNA, Camden/Rockland, ME
 

MBNA, Newark, DE

James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA


National Distributers, Inc., South Portland, ME


Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, PA


St. Luke’s University Hospital, Pennsburg, PA
 

University and Whist Club, Wilmington, DE


University of Delaware, Newark
 

Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington, DE


Worth & Company, Pipersville, PA

REPRODUCTIONS

Brad’s paintings have been issued as limited-edition and open-edition reproductions by Stonerow Publishing in Pennsylvania, and as open-edition reproductions by Bruce McGaw Graphics and by Frames Plus in New York.


CURRENT OFFERINGS of Brad's Giclee reproductions can be seen on this web site under the SHOP tab.

WORKSHOPS

Brad holds painting workshops on Monhegan Island during the summer months during which he shares his techniques and artistic experiences with beginning- to intermediate-level artists. Dates and information appear on his web site.