Cyndra Bradford

Medium:  Oil

Vineyard Morning,  Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 in.


Cyndra grew up in Big Sur on Partington Ridge.  Both her parents were painters and printmakers and her father was renowned artist, Howard Bradford.  Growing up under the easel, her five siblings had as much paper and art supplies they could use.   In Big Sur, they had no television and they spent their time drawing and reading.   Her father taught her the craft of serigraphs and by the age of 18 she had dealers throughout the USA.   At the age of 24, she was accepted into the prestigious Carmel Art Association.    

Horses were always her passion and she drew them on everything as a child.   But as an adult she focused on plein air painting and landscapes.    In 1999, she opened Galerie Plein Air to promote a group of artists known as “the Informalists”.   As she worked the gallery full time, she was not able to get outdoors to paint as often so she began to paint oils of horses using the skills she learned painting landscapes.   She was able to capture the grace and power of the horse using vivid colors and lose brush work.   When she is not in the gallery or painting, she is out riding her horse.   Cyndra is also accomplished with pet portraiture and does commissions.