Artist Brad Forsythe

Brad Forsythe

Fine Artist

Brad Forsythe is a distinguished fine artist whose lifelong career in the creative arts spans broadcasting, advertising and fine art. A graduate in Film/Television/Radio from the University of Central Missouri, Brad initially excelled in broadcasting working at top-rated stations in Kansas City, St. Louis, Missouri, and Houston, Texas before co-founding Forsythe & Butler Advertising in Houston, Texas, and Maui, Hawaii. As President and Executive Creative Director, Brad and his company received numerous accolades from local and national creative organizations.

In 2001 as Co-Host Brad conceived and launched The Advertising Show and by 2003 the show had secured national sponsorship from Advertising Age Magazine and was relaunched as a nationally syndicated radio program. In 2005 it became a dedicated podcast, quickly becoming one of the most popular business shows on iTunes. Over its run until 2014, Brad conducted over 750 interviews with ad agency luminaries, creative legends, CEOs, industry executives, business media journalists, and business book authors.

As a visionary and innovator, Brad Forsythe pioneered the concept of transacting media advertising through an internet-based platform. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Brad founded AdPointDirect in 1999, an online advertising marketplace. He oversaw system development, secured venture capital funding, and forged partnerships with KPMG and the international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski. Brad was granted three US patents for online digital media transactions in 2005, 2006, and 2007, which were later acquired by a consortium of global tech companies. Developed years ago, Brad’s patented system was truly ahead of its time. His idea laid the groundwork for what has become a fundamental part of how advertising units are bought and sold across all media platforms globally today.

Since 2008, Brad has dedicated himself to his true passion – fine art. His work has been widely exhibited across North America and the Pacific Rim and is featured in several private and corporate collections worldwide. Transitioning from traditional landscape painting to abstract, Brad’s mixed media paintings have appeared in group and juried exhibitions in Hawaii and throughout the US.

Brad’s art extends beyond the canvas through notable collaborations. His designs have appeared on Tuscan-made scarves, custom snowboards and skis. A collaboration with Italy-based iNature produced a finalist entry at the 8th Annual International Design Awards. Since 2014, Brad has partnered with legendary board shaper Jimmy Lewis on surfboard surface graphics for the Super Tech line of high-performance surfboards and SUP paddles. He also developed textile graphics for Honolua Surf Co’s apparel line.

Brad Forsythe’s fine art career is marked by creativity and innovation, captivating audiences and collectors worldwide. His unique blend of technical skill and artistic vision continues to evolve, reflecting his lifelong dedication to the arts.