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  • ACE IN THE HOLE
    Original produced in 1991; oil on panel, 10"x10"

    In 1991 David Bartels, art director of his own ad agency, contacted Braldt to brainstorm with him on an ad to promote his business, highlighting the agency’s creative conceptual strengths. The idea evolved to convey that if clients use Bartel’s agency, success with their advertising will be a guarantee, an ace in the hole.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16"      $   260
    24"x24"      $   580

    PAPER
    16"x16"      $   225
    24"x24"      $   500 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

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    589,599
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  • SEA BEGGARS
    Original produced in 1982; oil on panel, 14"x21"

         In 1982 Alfred A. Knopf Inc. published Cecilia Holland’s factual novel about the Spanish conflict with The Netherlands during the Inquisition. Having just used Braldt’s illustration for “Mists of Avalon“, Knopf was familiar with Braldt's talent, style, and visual sensibilities toward certain periods in history.
         The ‘voice’ in the story is a woman whose brother has gone to sea to fight the Spaniards. In one hand she patriotically supports the House of Orange, while the other hand holds her brother’s ship, the focus of her concern.
            “Sea Beggars” won Braldt a Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, as well as prestigious Awards of Excellence from American Illustration and from Communication Arts. This painting remains one of Braldt's personal favorites.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x27"      $   490
    24"x36"      $   870

    PAPER
    18"x27"      $   425
    24"x36"      $   750

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    1008,674
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  • CRUCIFIXION OF EVOLUTION
    Original produced in 1981; oil on panel, 14"x12"

         In 1981 the public education controversy of teaching Creationism as opposed to Evolution was hitting the news. Mother Jones Magazine ran a feature story, using this image for the issue's cover. The magazine’s art director intended to convey that Darwin’s theory, as well as science, was being persecuted. Once published, the progressive magazine was barraged with letters of outrage for the volatile, evidently misconstrued image.
         Following its publication with Mother Jones, this image won art director awards and a lot of attention. BBC picked up on it, using it for the opening image in a documentary covering the subject, which aired on PBS.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x17"     $   345
    24"x21"     $   510

    PAPER
    20"x17"     $   295
    24"x21"     $   440

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    714,960
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  • CALL GIRL
    Original produced in 1981; oil on panel, 14"x14"

         In early 1981 Oui Magazine hired Braldt to illustrate a feature story titled “Anonymous Women”. They asked women from ordinary walks of life to talk about their more private daydreams. Working from the story’s title, Braldt chose to compose the women in the paintings in a faceless manner.
         One woman let loose with her fantasy of talking with strangers on the phone while wearing sexy underpinnings. Braldt colored the telephone cord red to imply the ‘hot talk’ that was taking place.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    24"x24" $ 580

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    24"x24" $ 500

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!




    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    24"x19" $ 460
    36"x28" $ 1015
    48"x38" $ 1830

    PAPER
    24"x19" $ 395
    36"x28" $ 875
    48"x38" $ 1580

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    596,600
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  • CONDOR
    Original produced in 1985 for "Atlantic Monthly" Magazine; oil on panel, 7"x10"
    (See also in AVAILABLE ORIGINALS portfolio)


         “Condor” was used in Atlantic Monthly’s same story about the plight of the Californian condors. These birds have the dubious honor of being considered one of Nature’s more homely creatures. For Braldt that attribute adds character.
         “This might by one of the ugliest portraits I’ve done, but it was very attractive for me to paint. With the way I work, close up to the easel with a jeweler’s magnifier on my head, I came to appreciate its textural beauty from my zoomed-in vantage point.”

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    14"x20"      $   285
    20"x29"      $   585

    PAPER
    14"x20"      $   245
    20"x29"      $   500

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    600,413
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  • BRUCE LEE
    Original produced in 1988; oil on panel, 14"x12"

         In 1988 Rolling Stone Magazine asked Braldt to paint a portrait of Bruce Lee to accompany a story they were doing on his noteworthy life, long after his untimely death in 1973. “Bruce Lee” needed to be straightforward and simple; and it had to capture the focussed directness of this remarkable individual’s life force. The strong red lines on Lee’s face, a trademark in his movies, speaks of Lee’s philosophically uncompromising approach to life in his martial art form as well his screen acting.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x21"      $   380
    24"x28"      $   675

    PAPER
    18"x21"      $   330
    24"x28"      $   585

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    501,604
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  • FLOATING FUNDS
    Original produced in 1982; oil on panel, 12"x16"

         In 1982 the makers of Deluxe checks saw an angle of opportunity in offering their expertise to banks going through mergers or acquisitions, to ensure that the transition wouldn’t cost the banks their customers through inadequate servicing. Assets can float to the top with ease, if Deluxe is there to lighten the load. Braldt enjoyed this opportunity to pay tribute to one of his favorite painters, Rene Magritte.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15"      $ 305
    24"x18"      $ 435

    PAPER
    16"x12"     $ 260
    24"x18"     $ 375 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    510,600
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  • SEX AND THE EGO
    Original produced in 2006; oil on panel, 16"x12"

         In the late nineteenth century Viennese doctor Sigmund Freud rocked the medical world when he began an entirely new practice to become known as psychoanalysis. His theories on dreams, the ego, and our psychosexual natures were hotly debated, ridiculed, and soon enough were seriously taken.
         As the field of psychology developed, Freud’s prominence receded. But in recent years his brilliance and innovative approaches to understanding the psychological makeup of humans enjoyed a resurgence of respect in professional circles. In 2006 Der Spiegel did a story on this reexamination of Freud, and asked Braldt to create a dignified portrait, with the assumption that Freud’s ego was a healthy one, and would tolerate the slight homage to his id.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15" $ 305
    24"x18" $ 435

    PAPER
    16"x12" $ 260
    24"x18" $ 375

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    665,778
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  • LADY LIBERTY
    Original produced in 1986; oil on panel, 16"x12"    

         In 1982 President Reagan appointed Lee Iacocca to organize an effort within the private sector to join forces with the National Park Service in restoring the Statue of Liberty. The statue, which had endured over 100 years of onslaught by salty sea winds, rain, and beating sun, had weathered incredibly well over-all; in a century it had lost a mere 5/1000th of an inch of its surface. But the torch needed refurbishing and the inner structure of the statue needed work.      In 1984 the restoration began, and Lady Liberty was shrouded for many months, until her completion in 1986. Braldt was commissioned by an insurance company to create a face portrait of the Statue of Liberty, to produce prints as commemorative gifts.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15" $ 305
    24"x18" $ 435

    PAPER
    16"x12" $ 260
    24"x18" $ 375

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    456,576
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  • ADAM & EVE VS. DARWIN
    Original produced in 1982; oil on panel, 16"x12"

         In the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin ignited one of history’s more controversial philosophical arguments, Christianity’s tenet of creationism versus the scientific theory of evolution. Since then, our species’ origins have been hotly debated enough to make the headlines. In the early 1980s this smoldering issue flared up again, when parents took certain schools to court for touting the Christian Bible’s creation story to the exclusion of the evolution theory.
         In 1982 Time Magazine commissioned Braldt to create a cover conveying this issue. Adam and Eve serenely gaze at each other beneath Eden’s tree of repute. Their slightly dismissive smiles are directed toward the disruptive ‘snake in the garden’ visage of Darwin, who stares confidently out at the viewer, armed with his own particular brand of knowledge. Other events took precedence over this story, and “Adam & Eve Versus Darwin” was never used as a Time cover. But the painting, as well as the debate, has a timeless quality. In 2005 Der Spiegel Magazine published yet another story on the subject and used the image as a cover.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15" $ 305
    24"x18" $ 435

    PAPER
    16"x12" $ 260
    24"x18" $ 375

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    647,830
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  • WHY SHE SMILES
    Original produced in 1993; oil on panel, 18"x16"

         In 1993 the Postal Service of Germany came out with an advertising campaign to promote a series of new packing cartons, (including string!), that could be purchased through the post offices. For one of the productions the project's art director contacted Braldt to recreate the Mona Lisa holding one of the cartons, with the title translating as “The Reason Why She Smiles”. At last Mona Lisa’s contented smile was explained, having found the perfect size box for whatever it was that she wanted to mail.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x16" $ 290
    22"x20" $ 445

    PAPER
    18"x16" $ 250
    22"x20" $ 385
    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

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    534,600
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  • WHY HE NEVER CALLED BACK
    Original produced in 1981; oil on panel, 14"x18"
    For "Oui" Magazine

         In 1981 Oui Magazine asked Braldt to illustrate an article they were doing on the subject of the one-night stand. Before online dating services were around, singles bars had become a popular gathering place for unattached members of both sexes hoping to make a connection with someone of lasting interest. Other denizens had seen that venue as an opportunity to enjoy a pleasurable connection more fleeting in nature.
         Braldt decided to reconfigure one of his favorite artist’s paintings to suit the project. In place of Rene Magritte’s locomotive engine steaming out of a fireplace in “La Duree Poignardee”, Braldt set a mute telephone in its stead. Like Magritte’s painting, there is incongruity in the situation. A clock faces the mirror, showing real time ticking away, not its reflection. And nothing else is happening in that ‘reality’ mirror.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x23" $ 420
    24"x20" $ 485

    PAPER
    18"x23" $ 360
    24"x30" $ 625 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    463,596
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  • STAR WARS
    Originally produced in 1980; oil on panel, 16"x12"

         In the old days, Time Magazine often contacted several different artists to produce an image for the same cover, and the editor would make the final choice. When the second Star Wars movie “The Empire Strikes Back” was coming out, Braldt was one of the artists contacted. Four days later he headed to Time’s headquarters with his small painting tucked under his arm. When Braldt entered the art director’s office it was vacant, except for a 60”x48” portrait of Darth Vader staring him in the face, from a sofa where it sat propped upright. Braldt immediately knew he had lost the cover to Darth’s portrayer, colleague and friend Marshall Arisman.
         Time Magazine customarily buys the originals to their published covers. Since Braldt’s “Star Wars” wasn’t chosen, he got to keep the original. Years later the small original was put up on eBay for auction. A new sort of Star Wars began when within an hour of posting, three serious contenders had stepped into the bidding fray.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x15"      $   300
    24"x18"      $   435

    PAPER
    20"x15"      $   260
    24"x18"      $   375

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    461,601
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  • AMERICAN EAGLE
    Original produced in 1984 for TV Guide Magazine; oil on panel, 11"x9"
    (See also in AVAILABLE ORIGINALS portfolio.)


         For a time Braldt was assigned by TV Guide Magazine to create several cover illustrations for their publications. In the first issue involved, President Ronald Reagan was running for his second-term election in 1984. The magazine’s November issue was all about the upcoming election night, and they commissioned Braldt to paint America’s national symbol for the cover. Braldt created the portrait “Bald Eagle” in a classic Americana-style.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x16"      $   325
    24"x19"      $   460

    PAPER
    20"x16"      $   280
    24"x19"      $   395

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
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  • SARDINES
    Original produced in 1988; oil on panel, 8"x11"

          “Sardines” is one of Braldt’s favorite illustration pieces, because of the little painting’s simplicity and pleasing design. Although he can't recall the specifics of this particular assignment, the concept had to do with being packed in like a can of sardines.
         This image was made into an 60"x84" woven tapestry produced on a computerized weaving apparatus. There is over 80 miles of thread in the tapestry. Please go to the "Designer Showcase" portfolio to see the tapestry as it hangs in the Taberna Restaurant in Santa Fe, NM.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x22" $ 355
    20"x28" $ 565

    PAPER
    16"x22" $ 305
    20"x28" $ 485 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    1080,751
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  • MISTS OF AVALON
    Original produced in 1982; oil on panel, 13”x18”

         In 1982 Alfred A. Knopf Inc. hired Braldt to design the cover for a book that would become one of their most successful ever. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “Mists Of Avalon” stayed on the New York Times Best Seller list for sixteen months running. King Arthur’s legend, told through the eyes of the four important women in his life, was an instant cult classic.
         In the fall of 2001 Braldt was commissioned by the German publisher S. Fisher Verlag to design the cover for the German edition of Bradley’s last book, “Priestess of Avalon”, written shortly before her death.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x28" $ 565
    25"x35" $ 880

    PAPER
    20"x28" $ 485
    25"x35" $ 760 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
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    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    1044,682
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  • NOAH'S ARK
    Original produced in 1988; oil on panel, 20"x16"
    (See also in AVAILABLE ORIGINALS portfolio.)


            Commissioned by R.R. Donnelley & Sons printing firm in 1988, "Noah's Ark" was created to show the publishing market the quality and capacity of their printing operation that specialized in children’s books. In 1989 this image earned the distinguished Clio Award for best illustration of the year, a very unusual honor to be given an individual illustrator. The Clio Awards is one of the world’s most recognized international advertising, design, and communications competitions, and awards are usually given to ad agencies that create print campaigns and TV commercials.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x16" $ 325
    24"x19" $ 460

    PAPER
    20"x16" $ 280
    24"x19" $ 400
    Please contact us for further options and quotes.

    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    799,960
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  • FANTASIE OF A TREE IN (C)PIA MINOR
    Produced in 2012; Oil on canvas, 38”x46”
    (See also in AVAILABLE ORIGINALS portfolio.)

    While observing the movements of a winter tree’s branches in the wind, Braldt imagined that the tree was conducting its own composition with instrumental breezes, music played for the landscape. The painting's overall color tone determined the music's 'key'.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    20"x24"      $   485
    30"x36"      $ 1085

    PAPER
    20"x24"      $   420
    30"x36"      $   940 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    960,791
    Not For Sale
  • RED EARTH AND FALLING RAIN
    Original produced in 1994, oil on panel, 16”x16”

         In 1994 the Little Brown Publishing asked Braldt to paint the cover for Vikram Chandra’s first novel, “Red Earth and Pouring Rain”, an epic tale written in the storytelling tradition of “A Thousand and One Nights”. The novel straddles continents and centuries in its convoluted tale. It all begins with a modern-day monkey recovering from a blow to his head, which apparently jarred his psyche back into a previous lifetime, one in which he was an erudite human. A nearby typewriter enables him to explain his situation to his astonished rescuers.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    16"x16" $ 260
    22"x22" $ 490
    30"x30" $ 910

    PAPER
    16"x16" $ 225
    22"x22" $ 420
    30"X30" $ 780

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!


         Chandra was the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Published Book and the David Higham Prize for Fiction with this debut novel.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x18" $ 325
    24"x24" $ 580

    PAPER
    18"x18" $ 285
    24"x24" $ 500

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    1087,960
    Not For Sale
  • TASTES FROM A DIFFERENT WORLD
    Original produced in 1986; oil on panel, 22"x16"

         In 1986 Bols, a Dutch liquor manufacturer, wanted to introduce their new product line to the USA. Bols wanted a single ad instead of a costly series of ads, to promote their twelve new apertifs. Wishing to avoid the visual overload of picturing all the liqueurs, Braldt took a more suggestive approach.
         He gathered the fruit flavor sources, the ‘essence’ of each liqueur, into one bottle. An old European background sets off the subject while a bird tows his cargo along the indicated path. Fantastic new products come along, yet Bols’ quality is ever the same--“semper idem”.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    22"x16" $ 355
    28"x20" $ 565

    PAPER
    22"x16" $ 305
    28"x20" $ 485

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    690,960
    Not For Sale
  • DECAY ON JOHNSON STREET
    Original produced in 2011; oil on panel, 30"x40"
    (See also in AVAILABLE ORIGINALS portfolio.)

         When Braldt was invited to submit a painting to a Valentine's Day group show titled "Decadence" his mind referred back to its root word 'decay', with its more natural connotation. While turning this in his mind, Braldt found himself walking down an old eroded tar street in Santa Fe with eyes cast down, and he recognized a beautiful aging process going on at his feet.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    24"x32"     $   775
    36"x48"     $ 1740

    PAPER
    24"x32"     $   665
    36"x48"     $ 1500


    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    1080,811
    Not For Sale
  • HOME ON THE RANGE
    Original produced in 1986; oil on panel, 14"x17"

         In 1986 Texas Monthly magazine contacted different artists to create their interpretations of famous cowboy songs. Braldt was assigned to the venerable “Home on the Range”. As a European, Braldt already had a romanticized version of life out in the Wild West. Dutch children grew up watching the same cowboy TV shows as did kids in the USA. Cowboy song classics were aired, and children’s imaginations were filled with the images conjured up.
         As a youngster Braldt had envisioned the wide open range dotted with campfires on starry nights; cowboys sat around in camaraderie eating beans and playing cards, while the cattle in their keep grazed close by. Antelope played, coyotes howled, and buffalo roamed. Braldt pulled from those childhood visions to create “Home on the Range”, using the Stetson hat to signify the spirit of the American Cowboy’s presence. He added the light beams to the night landscape as guardian angels protecting the beleaguered buffalo.

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x22" $ 400
    24"x29" $ 700

    PAPER
    18"x22" $ 345
    24"x29" $ 605 

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702

    And thank you for your interest!
    1008,772
    Not For Sale
  • FROZEN COMFORT
    Original produced in 1984; oil on panel, 14"x14"
    (Original painting is available for purchase. Framed piece measures 26"x26".)


         In 1984 Rolling Stone Magazine contacted Braldt for an illustration to go with a fiction piece they were running. Although the story had a different title, Braldt gave his painting the title “Frozen Comfort”. The main character, who belongs to the Peace Corps, has just returned from a long stint in Africa, where she’d become homesick for the United States.
         But much has changed in the world to which she returns. Computers have arrived, coke comes in cans instead of bottles, life has picked up its pace in a way that leaves her feeling alienated and out of touch. Immobilized by an indefinable malaise, she rocks her time away on the front porch, dreaming of Africa with its more measured, comprehensible rhythm. Braldt recalls, “Once, when I was giving a talk to a children’s third grade class, I asked them what this painting meant to them. One youngster piped up, ‘If you try to rock in sand, you don’t get anywhere!’ He got it!”

    Available as prints in small editions, signed & numbered by the artist, in a variety of mediums and sizes. State-of-the-art printers produce our canvas, metal, and archival paper prints. Pricing is based on square footage:
    $145/square foot for canvas & metal prints.
    $125/square foot for paper prints.

    Canvas prints are stretched on wooden frames, sides finished, ready to hang.
    Metal prints have hanging apparatus mounted on back, ready to hang.
    Paper prints typically have 3" white border around image, framing not included.
    Shipping & handling not included.

    Sample sizes & costs:
    CANVAS & METAL
    18"x18" $ 325
    24"x24" $ 580

    PAPER
    18"x18" $ 285
    24"x24" $ 500

    Please contact us for further options and quotes.
    Braldt & Margaret Bralds
    mbralds@aol.com
    505 577 2702
    960,960
    Not For Sale
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The artist was commissioned to create many book & magazine covers and illustrations. Many of these award-winning images are offered for sale as high-quality fine art reproductions.
Please contact Margaret Bralds to place your order(s) and to discuss custom sizes.
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