BIO
AllMy background for painting in oil and various media
began at a young age and then it evolved into a college
education at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.
I had an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of fine art
while receiving a BA in Art and Physical Education in 1991. I
then moved to Oregon to work in social work, nutrition and
wellness. During this time I continued to reflect on my  
passion, blending my love for the outdoors with my
creativity. I began teaching art, entering various fish-
stamp competitions, sportsman shows and art venues
around the Northwest, displaying and selling my work.

Along with the competitions and shows it is always great to
talk with other fishing enthusiasts “Simply chatting about
fishing is fun and I enjoy being out there within a
community, meeting new people and learning from
everyone.”
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It was very clear to me, at an early age, that being
outdoors fishing, camping and adventuring was just
something you did growing up in Montana. I am very
grateful for the opportunities I had to freely explore and
get lost in the beauty of the Big Sky. These great memories
are what have inspired me to explore my imagination and
create the underwater and outdoor scenes that I paint
today.

I live in the Willamette Valley with my wife and two children
hoping to pass on my passion for the outdoors to the next
generation. I continue to grow as an artist while
adventuring and fishing with my family. I’m always looking
for that scenic river or the stunning arrangement of colors
in all species of trout. There is never a fish that is too big
or too small for me. I enjoy the simplicit yof what fishing
and the outdoors represent to our world. As an artist I
hope you see my passion in my paintings. I thoroughly
enjoy sharing this with you!
and images on this web site are
copyrighted and sole property of the artist.
All rights servedWhere do I get the inspiration to paint the
wild and all of the fishing scenes? I guess it would have to be
my many adventures in the vastness of the Rocky Mountains
where I grew up. It was very clear to me, at an early age, that
being outdoors fishing, camping and adventuring was just
something you did growing up in Montana. I am very grateful
for the opportunities I had to freely explore and get lost in the
beauty of it all. These great memories are what have inspired
me to explore my imagination and create the underwater and
outdoor scenes that I paint today.

Just when I thought Montana had it all I then discovered the
beauty of Oregon. This is where I live now and am very excited to
share my artwork with this amazing community of Oregonians and
all the people I meet in this journey of art.

I’m now fully immersed in my art and live in the Willamette Valley
with my wife and two children hoping to pass on my passion for
the outdoors to the next generation. I continue to grow as an
artist while adventuring and fishing with my family. I’m always
looking for the perfect river or the stunning arrangement of colors
in all species of trout. There is never a fish that is too big or too
small for me. I enjoy the simplicity and what fishing and the
outdoors represent to our world. As an artist I hope you see all
that I am in my paintings. I enjoy sharing this with you!
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About Brad Quist
My background for painting in oil and various media began at a
young age and then it evolved into a college education at Rocky
Mountain College in Billings, Montana. I had an opportunity to
learn the fundamentals of fine art while receiving a BA in Art and
Physical Education in 1991. I then moved to Oregon to work in a
Humanitarian field, working with at-risk youth. During this time I
continued to reflect on my passion, blending my love for the
outdoors with my creativity. I began developing art programs for
at risk teens while also teaching art, entering various fish-stamp
competitions, sportsman shows and art shows around the
Northwest, displaying and selling my work. I was happy to have
placed in many of the Fish Stamp competitions all over the U.S.
and hope to enter more in the future. Along with the competitions
it is always great to talk with fisherman and many outdoor
enthusiasts while displaying my work at various shows. “This is
very fun for me and I enjoy being out there within a community,
meeting new people and learning from them.”
"At The Studio"
Oregon and Montana fishing
Waldo lake
Copyright Brad Quist * all rights reserved * last revised Oct 16, 2013
Grandpa's record (Mackinaw) Lake
Trout  caught out of Flathead Lake in
Montana.
-Brad Quist