World's fastest portrait painter, Entertainer of the Year 2011
In October 2011 Brad Blaze’s amazing talents were recognized by the entertainment industry when he was awarded Entertainer of the Year at the Australian Event Awards, the highest award in the industry.
From once drawing people secretly on trains on his way to his ‘normal’ office job, Brad has gone on to entertain people around the world.
Brad Blaze is a speed painter bringing people and products to life on canvas in a matter of minutes, choreographed with high-energy music and using his talents as a magician. He has taken special events and corporate entertainment in Sydney in an exciting new direction. His high-energy shows involve the audience, selecting volunteers to have some fun on stage. The results are hilarious. He keeps you guessing as he often paints upside down, spinning the canvas in both directions.
During customised shows, Brad adds a further twist to his artwork. With his knowledge of magic, he often brings the completed painting to life with a magical illusion – whether that be using fire to reveal company logos or parts of the painting.
Brad Blaze has performed his way across the globe speed painting Formula 1 cars (Williams Toyota) and lead F1 driver Nico Rosberg (Malaysian F1 March 2008), speed painting Ayers Rock at a Reconciliation Conference in Western Australia, speed painting music and sporting icons and the Prime Minister (Fiji August 2008), and performing corporate entertainment for such companies as PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Royal Australian AirForce, IBM.
Brad has also helped to raise thousands of dollars at charity dinners where the works he has speedpainted on the spot have been sold on the night.
The audience loved him. Amazing how fast he can paint and how realistic they look. The whole show was a hoot with the audience participation
-Biznet Blue Mountains
Awesome!! Brad was very well received and delivered a very entertaining session. He event offered to do some caricatures later that evening at our Gala Dinner as well, for which he had 30 people lining up to receive. Brad is very down to earth and was very pleasant to deal with, so the whole process was very easy
-IOOF Wealth Management
You have a wonderful talent.
Awesome presentation Mate.
-Max Walker, Speaker, Writer & Cricket Great
I have to say Brad, you stole the show! You turned a standard charity event in to a night to remember. You will definitely be on speed dial (‘scuse the pun!) for future events.
… a massive ‘Thank You’ for an awesome performance on Saturday night. All people were saying was “WOW”. Our clients are always dubious at the best of times to try something unseen or untested, but you certainly changed this client’s mind with your performance at our event. Your professionalism, willingness to work within the vision of the event, and your enthusiasm during the night was nothing short of wonderful.
Brad was a perfect break in our agenda – high energy, fun session that had everyone up clapping and laughing! A highlight of our conference program! And a great guy!
The Hottest Entertainer for Events!!
-Spice Magazine (Corporate Events Magazine)
Dear Brad – beautiful person that he is – had the whole room gob-smacked with his performance. They were just amazed with his skill, and engaging a few from the audience was a real crowd-pleaser as well. They just loved it. The works also fetched decent sums in the auction for our fundraising.
-Iona College Foundation
Unlike all the acts we have seen so many times before