Fine artist Brad Forsythe has spent a lifetime working in the creative arts field and has been honored with numerous local, regional and national industry awards for creative excellence. After graduating with a Film/Television/Radio degree from the University of Central Missouri, Brad worked in broadcasting then expanded his creative interests and joined the staff of an international advertising agency. Several years later Brad co-founded advertising/marketing firm Forsythe & Butler in Houston, Texas serving as President and Executive Creative Director. He also was awarded several US Patents for the development of digital media transaction platforms.

As a fine art painter and an award winning photographer his work has been widely exhibited and appears in several private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Brad has several artist collaborations to his credit. His work has appeared on products far from the Hawaiian Islands, ranging from Italian-made scarves to custom snowboards, skis and surfboards.  He was recently honored with recognition from the International Design Awards competition in the Communications Technology New Product category.

In early 2014 Brad began a collaborative relationship with legendary board shaper and global brand Jimmy Lewis providing surface graphics for his new line of Super Tech surfboards. He continues to collaborate with Jimmy Lewis providing his original art for a number of new products including SUP paddles and SUP surfboards. Most recently Brad teamed up with a retail apparel chain to develop an exclusive line of beachwear which will debut in 2017.  Brad has several upcoming collaborations in the works in a variety of new product categories.

In addition to his mixed media paintings, Brad also creates non-traditional lens-based art merging his paintings with abstract digital images. Brad's paintings and photography have been selected for numerous exhibitions in Hawai'i and North America.

Brad lives with his wife and their two rescue dogs on the North Shore of Maui.


Gallery Representation

Turnbull Studios and Sculpture Garden
Kahakuloa, Maui, Hawai’i

Dean Day Gallery
Houston, TX

Art Project Pa'ia
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai’i

Exhibitions & Awards

The Billboard Creative Los Angeles
Public Installation
Los Angeles, California

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition
"Approaching the Bay" & "Urban Rain"
Makawao, Maui, Hawai'i

Solo Exhibition
Turnbull Fine Art
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai'i

Photowork 25th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition
"Coming and Going" & "Through the Lines"
Barrett Art Center Galleries - New York

The Light Space & Time Abstracts Art Exhibition
Special Recognition Award
"In Quest of Color"

Station Museum Art4Life Exhibition
Aids Foundation of Houston
Houston, Texas

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center "Infinite Blue" Juried Exhibition
"Blueview 1"
Makawao, Maui, Hawai'i

Houston Center for Photography: Annual Fellowships
HCP Fellowship Finalist
Houston, Texas

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Electron Salon Group Exhibition
Los Angeles, California

Seattle Public Installation - City Panorama Mural Project
Funded by King County Metro, 4Culture and Photo Center NW
Seattle, Washington

Featured Artist
Dean Day Gallery
Houston, Texas

International Society of Acrylic Painters
Fifth Annual Open International Juried Exhibition
"Towards Hana"
Paso Robles, California

Michael H. Kellicutt International: The Ten Show Group Exhibition
The Coastal Arts League & Museum, Half Moon Bay, California
The Gallery at Calumet, San Francisco, California

The Berlin Collective
International Group Exhibition "Free Luck"
New York, New York

Art Project Pa'ia Group Exhibition
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai’i

Art Project Pa'ia Group Exhibition
I Love Maui
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai’i

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition
"Blueview 4"
Makawao, Maui, Hawai'i

Art Project Pa'ia Group Exhibition
Water Is Our Soul
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai'i

Art Project Pa'ia Group Exhibition
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai'i

Art Project Pa'ia Group Exhibition
Love In Color
Pa'ia, Maui, Hawai'i

Professional Organizations

Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Maui, Hawai’i
Oceanside Museum of Art
The Honolulu Academy of Arts, O’ahu, Hawai’i
Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, Hawai’i
Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas
National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society
Houston Center for Photography

Private and Corporate Collections throughout the US and Pacific Rim