Brad Ledbetter is a self-trained artist in the folk art tradition. With an affinity for natural materials, Brad finds inspiration from the raw found objects he shapes and crafts. Bolstered by his professional work and training in engineering, sculptural arts are a further outflow for his more creative side. Ledbetter is a native of Lincolnton, NC in the foothills of Appalachia. His Charleston studio provides an artistic sanctuary for continued aesthetic exploration in a variety of media.