Susan Bradbury







Susan Bradbury

Susan Bradbury

Roanoke, VA


Susan Miller Bradbury is fine artist who resides in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the Roanoke Valley. A long-time lover of the arts, she began her career after graduating from Radford University in 1986, with a BA specializing in Graphic arts.

Her first love was that of which she honed her skills doing portraits of people and pets. Later, after raising her family, she decided to take a dive into unchartered waters...acrylics. This was quite daunting as it had been quite a while since using the paintbrush; however, after picking up the paintbrush and diving in...she was hooked. Now, she loves the medium of acrylics as well as oils and is on her way to expressing herself more and more through acrylic and oil mediums...enjoying the luminosity achieved through layer and layer of transparent pigments.


Graduated from Radford University in 1986 with a BA, specializing in Graphic Arts
Virginia Western – Sculpture, 1987, Chichi Davis
Betty Branch – Sculpture, 1987
Virginia Western – Acrylic painting, 1987, David Smith
Daniel Greene – Pastel workshop, 1995 (approximate date)
Studio School – Vera Dickerson, 2011


2009: Smith Mountain Arts Council 20th Annual Art Show,
First Place – Oil “Too Hot for Socks”
2010 : Westlake Art show, Second place – Oil “Les Petites Danseuses”
2010 : League of Roanoke Artists, 25th annual Showcase of the Arts -
Second place - Acrylic “Beach Baby”
2010: Smith Mountain Arts Council - Third place – Acrylic “Rebecca”
2011: Bald Knob Artists Best Pick Art Show - First Place; Best in Show “Beach Baby”
2011: Rockbridge Regional Art Show – Second Place – Acrylic “Beach Baby”
2011: League of Roanoke Artists – 26th Annual Showcase of the Arts –
Honorable Mention - Acrylic “Rebecca”
2011: Smith Mountain Arts Council - Second place – Acrylic “Love, Faith and Hope”
2012: Bald Knob Best Pick Art Show - First place – Acrylics, “Strong Will”


Art on the Barn, Roanoke, VA – May 1987
North Cross School, Roanoke, VA – May 1987
Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA – May 2006
North Cross School, Roanoke, VA – May 2009
Jefferson Center, LRA Art show – September – October 2010
SMAC Art show; Moneta, VA – October 22-23, 2010
Westlake Best Pick Art Show – February 2010
Bald Knob Artists, Westlake Art Show– Smith Mountain Lake, VA, February 2011
WVTF Art Show, Roanoke, VA – July 2011
Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show, Roanoke, VA – May 2011
Rockbridge Regional Art Show – August 2011
Lynchburg Art Show, Lynchburg, VA – September 2011
SMAC Art Show; Moneta, VA – October 28-30, 2011
North Cross School - January – April, 2012

Television interview - September 2010, Brambleton Recreation Center,
PBS television – Interview on pastel painting
Television interview – September 2011, Brambleton Recreation Center,
PBS television – Interview on acrylic painting


The Grainery Art Gallery, Rocky Mount, Virginia
Bedford Memorial Hospital, healing art program, Bedford, Virginia
One Block East Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia


Daughter of the King by Susan Bradbury


mocha latte by Susan Bradbury


Girls texting by Susan Bradbury


Skipjack on the Chesapeake by Susan Bradbury


The Climber by Susan Bradbury


Franklin County Farmer by Susan Bradbury


Michael Row The Boat Ashore by Susan Bradbury


Strong Will by Susan Bradbury


Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by Susan Bradbury


Comportment by Susan Bradbury


Cast Out by Susan Bradbury


Gabriel by Susan Bradbury


Joy to the world by Susan Bradbury


Beach Baby by Susan Bradbury


Contemplation by Susan Bradbury


Ballet Dancers by Susan Bradbury


Monday at the Social Security Office by Susan Bradbury


Docked on the Mobjack Bay by Susan Bradbury


Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab by Susan Bradbury


Behind the Vertical by Susan Bradbury


Spring Thaw by Susan Bradbury