Brad Trembath was born in Melbourne in 1975. He has always had a passion for the Australian bush and its fauna and travels extensively with a camera & sketch book in hand to capture the birds and animals in their natural environment. Today having a large reference library at his disposal enables him to portray the facial expressions and characteristics that help bring his subjects to life. The light & atmosphere in Brads’ paintings truly enhances his subjects, especially deep down in the undergrowth where intricate shafts of light delicately break through the foliage into the miniature world of birds such as the Blue Wren. These tiny, delicate birds are his specialty, not only for their colour, but the way they display themselves. Brad places a great deal of emphasis on light and action, with meticulous attention to detail making his paintings look lifelike enough to be compared, by many, to actual photographs.
Brad prefers to paint with gouache, a form of watercolour, as he finds it the most versatile medium for him to obtain the fine detail needed in his artworks. Over recent years he has established an ever increasing demand for his work, and paintings have been sent overseas to many countries including Canada and UK and also hang in private collections throughout Australia. He regularly exhibits in art shows where he has won numerous awards, including ‘Best Watercolour’ at the Box Hill Rotary Art Show. His work has also been reproduced onto greeting cards for charities. He also exhibits in some notable galleries, and has featured in joint and solo exhibitions. Brad has recently been invited to display his work in both the Melbourne & Cranbourne Botanic Gardens.
A self taught artist, he has been fortunate to have guidance from his father Ern Trembath a successful landscape artist.