Located in the beautiful Paradise Valley of Montana, north of Yellowstone National Park and just south of Livingston you'll find the artist's studio filled with a menagerie of artifacts, tools, vintage parts, organic findings and wood - lots of beautiful and exceptional hard woods.
Authenticity and tenacity, remnants of yesteryear, are still alive and thriving
inside the workshop of J. Bradley Greenwood.
The artist's use of antique and modern technologies, along with a refreshing measure of remarkable skill and originality, are all elements of the seemingly magical process that takes place within his creative space.
Greenwood's hand-hewn designs are a throwback to an era when quality craftsmanship was the measure of a products worth
The artist works primarily with California hardwoods such as walnut, oak, elm and madrone to create furniture of enduring value.
He chooses mostly hardwoods that have been downed to natural causes. Walnut trees that have stopped producing, or storm-downed oaks and elms are typically his preference. He finds great pleasure in knowing that he can recycle wood often destined for the chipper.
The recipient of various awards, Brad was honored to accept the “2010 Best of Show Award” at the Western Design Conference.
In past years he was acknowledged with the “Exhibitors’ Choice Award”, “Best Woodworking Award”, and “Western Spirit Award”.
In 2008 the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY, recognized him with the “Makers’ Choice Award”.
He has been invited to participate in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Cody High Style Show for many years and was formally noted as "A furniture maker on the forefront – an artist who continually brings Western Design to a new level”.
Brad is honored that some of his peers have acknowledged him as a "woodworking and mechanical genius".
"Love what you do, it shows."
This fifteenth generation American carries on the tradition and dedication of American ingenuity.
Working with galleries and showrooms in many parts of the region for the past 35 years, the family's love for the Rockies kept growing.
Toward the end of 2018 they re-settled in
Paradise Valley, MT.
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS
After completely renovating an old homestead and ranch, Brad and his wife, Lorraine, raised their four sons on the historic Maddalena Ranch in Sierra Valley.
"Working with wood is tangible and real."
"Restoring resources is an important element of my lifestyle and it often provides me with creative challenges."
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