Born and presently residing in North Bay, Bradly ‘Dreamwalker’ Macdonald spent many years in California where he developed his craft. A painter and a sculptor, Bradly’s work has been featured in galleries and exhibitions throughout Canada and USA.
Bradly’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Vancouver Museum, Los Angeles’ Southwest Museum (where Brad is also a lifetime mentor artist) and San Diego’s Heritage of the America’s Museum. He has created public installations that include three life-size stone sculptures commissioned to Honor the Elders at the Viejas Tribal Center and paintings at the Southern California Indian Center, the Indian Health Council and the Justice Center in San Diego. Many of his original works can be found in the homes of the rich and famous, actors, platinum award winning singers as well as everyday people.
Dreamwalker (above and below) working on different sculptures
Bradly’s art depicts many of the stories and traditions of native culture that he feels passionate about sharing with people from all walks of life. He is a respected performance storyteller and has served as co-producer of The International Children’s Day Parade with actor Danny Kaye for the 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver where they received the endorsement of the United Nations. He has worked as a Project Consultant for the BC Film and Video Commission for the series ‘Five Hundred Nations’, a film by Project Canada and Warner Studios which starred Kevin Costner. He was also a Project Designer for the Vancouver Museum’s ‘The Storyteller’. Most recently he had his own art show installation in North Bay, Ontario where he was responsible for bringing in a major motion picture premiere as part of his installation at the Capitol Center and WKP Kennedy Gallery.
At Kbros Maroosis Art Centre we are currently displaying several of his most recent sculptures and paintings.
A finished commissioned sculpture (above and below)