This site is dedicated to Layne Brady who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism on March 24th, 2015.
While his family is no longer selling any of his original paintings, they feel honored to offer beautiful giclée prints of many of his works, as well as castings of his sculptures in bronze or resin.
Layne was an artist from the beginning, knowing he wanted this career from a young age. He attended BYU, SLCC, and received a degree in Fine Art from Utah State University. Layne spent 14 years in graphic design and illustration. Over those years he continued his fine art education by studying with some of the finest oil painters in the nation, including Zhang Wen Xin, a premier painter from China, Daniel Green, nationally acclaimed portraitist from New York, Carolyn Anderson, and internationally acclaimed alla prima artist Richard Schmid. His art has also been influenced by locally accomplished artists and friends A.D. Shaw, George Allen, and Larry Wade to name a few.
In 2001, Layne decided to follow his dream and pursue fine painting and sculpture full-time. There was no medium that Layne did not master—he enjoyed a wide variety of subject matter and was as comfortable sculpting in clay as he was using a paint brush. His sculptures are currently on display in many public locations, and he has painted over 1,100 portraits of fallen service members, with collections in every US state and five different countries. He has also illustrated several children’s books and painted beautiful murals in locations throughout the western United States.
In addition to his skills with the paintbrush, Layne taught himself to play just about every stringed instrument that exists. He was proficient on the guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin, and many others.
As much artistic talent as Layne possessed, his greatest masterpiece was his family. Layne was first and foremost a husband and father. He loved his family more than anything in the world. Layne is greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.