Bradley Hendershot is a painter of coastal Maine and rural Pennsylvania - regions he knows well and have special meaning for him. "My Pennsylvania paintings depict the rural community and a way of life that is quickly fading into the past. Many of the timber and stone barns and mills which are part of the Pennsylvania heritage, are rapidly disappearing. I'd like to feel that I have preserved them in my paintings... In Maine, I paint the rugged shoreline of the mid-coast region and Monhegan Island...I've always loved the sea - the boats, the energy of the surf, the rocks, the storms and romance of it all..." Brad works in watercolor which he finds challenging and rewarding, liking the spontaneity and freshness of the medium and also uses dry brush. His early inspiration and guidance came from his father artist Ray Hendershot. Brad paints with an intense devotion to realistic detail, but also employs artistic license in composition to capture the desired effect or emotion. He is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, & Philadelphia Water Color Society. His work appears in public and private collections nationwide and around the world, including the collections of MBNA, Bank of Delaware, & the University of Delaware. He exhibits widely in Delaware, Maine, NJ, and Pennsylvania, and holds an open studio each summer on Monhegan Island.