Born and raised in Alabama, Brad Robertson has painted throughout his entire life. In the beginning, he painted trees and lakes. Over years in college, due to a lack of interest in structure and order, Brad made many less than successful attempts to be an architect, industrial designer, and graphic artist. Then an art professor discovered his ability to work with color, which sets the tone for his paintings, and texture, which creates depth in his work. The professor worked with Brad for several years and told him that he was never to paint a tree again, or at least not one easily recognized by a casual observer. From that point, Brad has spent nearly 10 years working to find innovative ways to combine these elements in his work. It has been and he hopes it will remain a rewarding challenge. When people look at his work and are able to define it in their own terms, Brad feels like the painting has accomplished his purpose.