artist brad spalding

While visiting the ski town of Jindabyne and its surrounds I came  across Wild Brumby - a distiller that makes schnapps with flavours such as pink lady apple. At the tasting room there are a series of artworks on the walls by Brad Spalding, the man behind the business. He's a ski instructor too.

What's your background as an artist? Studied Fine Art and Design (77 - 81) - graduated and worked as a ski instructor.
Have you always had "the snow" as a subject? Snow and mountains have been my main source of inspiration over the past 30 years.
What's been the highlight of showing your work? That the viewer not only enjoys the paintings - but also finds it easy to became a part of the painting.
How regularly do you paint? One short draw or paint every day.
Who inspires you? Manly Australian artists (Whiteley, Williams and Leunig).
What's the best decision you made? To live and work in the mountains.
What project are you working on at the moment? To finish a few paintings in my studio and have a good tidy up before winter comes.

images courtesy of wild brumby