Artists of the month
Pintores artists of the month for January are grandmother Lucille Bradburn and grandson Brian Bradburn.
Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colo. She attended Mesa State College in Colorado and Eastern New Mexico University. She married George L. Bradburn in 1948. Clovis has been their home since 1948. They have four children and six grandchildren.
Bradburn was interested in art from early childhood and received encouragement and supplies from her aunts, Cora and Mattie Fulton.
She was president of Pintores Art League from 2001 to 2003 and a charter member of Pintores Art League. She also served at past president, secretary and treasurer of the Clovis-Portales Art Council. For several years she was co-chairman, along with Dale Hamlett, of the council’s international art shows.
While attending Grand Junction High School, she was one of four students chosen to paint a mural for the teen center.
Bradburn has exhibited in numerous local shows, the Federal Building in Dallas, the Capitol Building in Santa Fe, the Sylvan Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in Taos and Vendig’s in New York. She has a painting on permanent display at the New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe. Her blue ribbon “Indian Potter” watercolor was published in the Curry County Heritage Bicentennial Book of 1975.
Her paintings can be seen at the Clovis Community College library and in many private homes and businesses. She paints in other mediums but prefers watercolors.
Brian Bradburn is a 13-year-old student from Amarillo.
He has been interested in art since an early age and has painted with his grandmother since he was able to hold a paintbrush. He has painted with her, as have all of her grandchildren. Brian learned several art mediums at Amarillo College; however, his favorite is painting with acrylics.