The Art of Kate Bradley McClure, benefiting Church Health
May 23 - May 31
Virginia-based painter Kate Bradley McClure will return to Memphis with an exhibit of her new work May 23- 31 at 20twelve on Broad Ave. A portion of the proceeds from sales will benefit Church Health, which provides quality, affordable healthcare to individuals who work in low-wage jobs with little to no access to affordable healthcare.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Former Memphian McClure studied art in college and then took an office job for a couple of years after graduating; she soon realized that the art world was where she belonged and in 2008 left for Europe. At the Florence Academy of Art she learned classical painting techniques.
Long known for her excellent work as a children’s portrait painter, McClure captured many faces after returning to Memphis. In 2015 she married and moved to Texas and then to Lynchburg, Virginia. The natural beauty of western Virginia swayed McClure to try her hand at landscape painting. Reactions of visitors to a recent show in Lynchburg affirmed that she was is deft at landscape as portraiture.
High-end retailer 20twelve has quickly become an art destination, repurposing the perfume room as a small gallery space. This is a particularly appropriate setting for McClure’s show because her mother, Barbara Bradley, was the fashion editor for the Commercial Appeal for many years.