Joan Brady

About Joan Brady

Joan Brady is a classically trained artist specializing in the methods and materials of the Great Masters. Paint colors are hand-ground by grinding dry pigments with Black Oil. As she paints, Ms. Brady adds touches of Maroger Medium, which she makes in her studio. It is also handcrafted, using the technique and formula meticulously researched and discovered by Jacques Maroger, former Technical Director of the Louvre. This is a secret formula attributed to many of the Great Masters. Currently, she applies this traditional medium to ever evolving compositions including works on 23k gold leaf.

Ms Brady earned a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, where she earned the Phi Beta Kappa Prize in Art. Ms. Brady also holds an M.A.L.T. degree from the Notre Dame of Maryland University. She studied at the Schuler School of Fine Arts and with Matt Zoll in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Brady’s paintings are found throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in the form of murals, trompe l’oeil, and framed works. Clients include the Henry DuPont Winterthur Museum, Delaware; and The Hotel Hershey, Pennsylvania. She has appeared on Lifetime Television, and her work has been published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, among others. She won the Maryland Wine Festival Poster competition and was awarded a Residential Artist Fellowship at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She served as a materials consultant at the James Fitzgerald Legacy and was a guest lecturer at the Monhegan Museum. In addition, for nearly ten years she taught art and served as Department Chair at Saint Mary’s High School in Annapolis, MD. She continues to teach art through workshops, lectures and online to students of all ages.


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