Sunday, December 11, 2016

December 2016

Greetings my friends!  Can you feel the spirit of giving?  It’s everywhere...the excitement is in the air….even without snow!  I hope the peace and joy of this holiday season is in each of your lives.  Enjoy every moment and share your gratitude for living in this part of the USA we call paradise.  Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 31, 2016


Hello my friends! 
Can you feel the weather changing?  Slowly the humidity is leaving and the wonderful breezes are bringing dry, balmy air.  Thank goodness, right?  Now you will enjoy the beaches and all the outdoor events so much more.  It is a beautiful place on earth.  No question.
October was a busy month in my Gallery. I have been working steadily on 3 commissions for clients who will return in November.  It is very challenging and exciting for me as an artist.  I love watching the specific colors and designs thoughtfully come together as each unique composition is completed.  Truly a joy!
The October charity event, “Bling, Baubles and Bubbly” was a huge success.  A special “thank-you” to the jewelry artisans, Renata Vagoda and Lynda VanBibber who exhibited and sold their originally designed artistic jewelry. And a special thanks to all the delightful kind women who participated and generously donated to the charity, “Shoes That Fit".

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

New Season 2016-2017

New Season 2016 - 2017

Hello!  I hope your summer was filled with many happy moments. The sun is still shining here in beautiful SWFL.  Those of us who are here all year, notice the humidity is beginning to lessen, making each day more beautiful.  Soon we can turn the AC off and open our sliding doors to welcome the balmy breezes of this amazing corner of the world. 

Work (it’s really so much fun!) in my studio continues at a thoughtful and creative pace.  I spent the summer completing several commissioned orders, designing new work for my gallery and planning my 2016 – 17 calendar of Gallery events.  Time flies…I have so many ideas! 

My first Gallery event is for the Ladies - please set aside Monday, October 24 from 5 to 7:30 pm to attend the annual CHARITY EVENT:  “Bling, Baubles and Bubbly” at my Gallery.  
This annual event is a jewelry show and sale featuring the original jewelry designed by 2 local jewelry artisans: Lynda Van Bibber and Renata Vigoda.  20% of all sales in the gallery this evening will be given to the charity, “Shoes That Fit”, providing NEW shoes for children in need in Bonita Springs.  Any questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact me.

We always have lively conversations and enjoy FREE bubbly champagne and sweets!  
Stop by and say, “Hi”.  I hope to see you again.  Cheers!  Kathleen  

Artist Kathleen Bradford Studio/Gallery
4259 Bonita Beach Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Everything is slowing down here in SWFL since the “snowbirds” are going back to the north.  We will miss the energy and enthusiasm that our friends and family share with us each time they come down here to paradise.  I will miss them.  In my studio, I will be working on 3 new commissions for clients who plan to return in October. So exciting!  I love doing my artwork during the summer months.  Many of my friends and former clients stop by and chat.  It’s always so nice to see them.  From May through September, my time is now flexible since my studio hours are adjusted to: Open By Chance or Appointment.  Please call me 239.776.6844 if you have any questions or need information about my artwork and/or the Gallery.  Beginning in October, my regular business hours will resume: Tues. – Sat.   11 am – 5 pm. If you see the “OPEN” sign outside, please stop by!  Hope to see you.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Lots of traffic outside my gallery window!  This is a very busy time for me.  Many new people have stopped in my gallery this season.  I really enjoyed meeting them and talking about this artwork that I was working on for several months. I just finished it for a client and we installed it last week.  It is 38”H x 56”L.

Monday, February 29, 2016


Two March  2016 Gallery Events

These two March events in my gallery are fun, free and informative.  On Saturday, March 19, we will all sit around my studio table and explore the topic, “ I don’t have time to be creative”.  This is the third and final monthly discussion for the 2016 “Season” and it is very informal.  I hope you will stop by…we always have a good time together!

“All the Hues of the Sunset” is the third monthly artwork exhibit in my Gallery during March 7 - 31.  The artwork in this exhibit is predominantly the colors of the sunset over the Gulf.  

You will see yellows, oranges, reds, blues, greens and purples in this unique arrangement of my artwork.   The Gallery’s regular business hours are 11 – 5 pm  Tuesday - Saturday.  
Please call me if you have any questions: 239 – 776 – 6844

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


It’s February already!  Wonderful people are visiting my gallery who are escaping the cold up north and bringing new energy to the area.  Plan on stopping by to see my February exhibit, “All the Greens of the Tropics” - a unique grouping of several different assemblage’ compositions using various greens.

Also, you might like to join in a small informal discussion group on Saturday, February 20 from 2 – 3 pm.  The topic is, “I can’t even draw a straight line’.  This is the 2nddiscussion of 3 that are planned for this “season”.  Each time is always enjoyable and informative, too.  Hope to see you!