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John Ryerson Bredin

John Ryerson Bredin

I've been living my life near the water for many years now, most of my life actually, with Surfing, Sailing, and Diving as major activities for me. After working for many years in the Surfboard industry in Southern California my family and I moved to Florida where I've worked as an illustrator for Caribbean Soul and Margaritaville, companies in which Jimmy Buffett is a partner, producing lifestyle related images.

I'm still working for Margaritaville, but in addition to that, I paint images from my travels on the water. I've been back and forth across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas countless times and look foreward to the next sail as eagerly as the first. We own a 37 foot Cross Trimaran, sort of a racer/cruiser, and sail in our back yard, (the Pine Island Sound, on Florida's west coast), as well as the annual outing to the Bahamas.


Painting by John Ryerson Bredin
St. James City, FL
Born June 19, 1944
1962:Graduated from Hopkins High School
Hopkins, MN
1962-1963:University of Minnesota
Pre-Dental Program
1964:School of the Associated Arts
St. Paul, MN
1964:St. Paul Art Center
St. Paul, MN
1965-1966:San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
1965:Mesa College
Clairmont Mesa, CA
1966-1970:San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
1970:B/A School of Arts Degree
1971:San Diego State University Graduate Show
Buxton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1980:One Artist Show
1983:New York Art Expo
1984:Elko, NV
1985:Tools of the Trade Show
1985:International Society for Airbrush Arts Show
medal Winner, Fine Arts Division
1989:Apropos Art Gallery
1991:Jungle Drums Art Gallery
Sanibel Island, FL
to present:
Johnston Studios Gallery
Abaco, Bahamas
1994:Great Abaco Resort
Abaco, Bahamas
1996:Sandpiper Gallery
Pine Island, FL
1997-1998:Juliette Gallery
Abaco, Bahamas
to present:
Ocean Blue Gallery
Green Turtle Cay
Abaco, Bahamas
Surfer Magazine
Surfing Magazine
Airbrush Action Magazine
Decor Magazine
American Artist Magazine
Southwest Art Magazine
& Work 
Buxton Family Collection
Wizard Mountain Productions/Music Studio
David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Jimmy Buffett Caribbean Soul
Harlequin Nature Graphics
Surfer Magazine
Hoffman Fabrics
Ocean Pacific Sportswear
Hang Ten
Donald Takayama
David Nuuhiwa
Michael Hynson
Surfboard Companies (too numerous to mention)
Peter Johnston, Johnston Galleries
Hardin Crawford III
Axis Art
Sea Rags
Trilogy Productions / John Bifar
Captiva Films
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Merchandising Inc.
Chico's FAS, Creative Design Department
Bradford & Company Design Group / Architectural Illustration and computer generated art for print and publication

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John Ryserson Bredin All rights reserved.