Current Bruce Park Paintings, Auctions and Exhibitions
I just took five small oil paintings to Old Main Gallery in downtown Bozeman. Some people call these "juicy" oil paintings since I am working wet into wet using a loaded brush (lots of paint in various colors together). Extremely fun and exciting to create.
This is the a painting of the Clark Fork Canyon in the Beartooths and is 8" x 8" oil on canvas panel.
"Bridger Mountains-August Storm" was recently purchased by the
The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming to be included in the museum's permanent collection. I am honored to have my work part of the Nicolaysens collection.
Early evening light has that unique flat light below the shadow line and the dramatic light and shadows above it. The shadows are further enhanced by reflected light from the passing storm. One of those beautiful interactions that keep me painting!
"Bridger Mountains-August Storm" is a 36" x 36" oil on canvas painting.
I have three new large pastels and a couple new oil paintings at the Old Main Gallery in downtown Bozeman.
Pictured are the Bridgers at sunset from Nixon Gulch just north of Manhattan, Montana. An arid area in the Horseshoe Hills that contrasts the lush growth surrounding the East Gallatin River.
"East Gallatin River-Bridgers"
30" x 40" pastel on paper
"Evening Rain" is one of 10 new small oil paintings I just completed honoring the transition from winter to summer.
I love the dynamic weather during this season, just not the bugs in my paintings!
12" x 12" oil on canvas
The annual fundraiser for the Yellowstone Art Museum will be held March 7, 2015.
I am happy to say that my pastel painting "Bitterroot Valley Thunderstorm" is part of this years auction. This pastel is from a hot, muggy day with plenty of sunshine and plenty of rain showers.
"Bitterroot Valley Thunderstorm" is 30" x 40" chalk pastel on paper.
I am honored to be part of the 2015 Missoula Art Museum's annual art auction. This painting titled "Wise River September" was painted from one of my favorite areas in the Pioneer Mountains near Dillon. The fall colors change quickly in this location and it was exciting to catch it at the peak of autumn colors!
"Wise River September" is an 18" x 18" oil on canvas.
The Ruby Jubilee Art Auction and Dinner will be held Saturday, February 7, University Center Ballroom at the University of Montana.
I am honored to be invited to participate in the exhibition "Under the Western Skies: Landscapes" at the WaterWorks Art Museum in Miles City, Montana.
The show starts October 4, 2014 and runs through November 7, 2014. I will be exhibiting 11 pastels and oils of various sizes.
Teton Sage Light
36" x 36" oil on canvas
Yellowstone River-July is the first painting I did this summer for an exhibit at the Old Main Gallery. I started it in early July after the wet cool June we had. Lots of snow still but that disipated by the time I finished this painting. I love the contrast of the jagged peaks and the gentle flow of the Yellowstone this time of year.
36" x 36"
oil on canvas
August was the month of orange sunsets and late season thunderstorms. This is one of my favorite views of the Bridgers with the dynamic rugged beauty of Ross Peak contrasting the accented minmulist lines on Hardscrabble and Sacajawea peaks. "Bridger Mountains-August" can be seen at the Old Main Gallery in downtown Bozeman.
36" x 36"
oil on canvas
It has been a couple years in the making, but I finally have my Yellowstone greeting card line for sale in Yellowstone National Park! A pack of five cards specifically tailored for the Park. They are reproductions of my original oil paintings from my spirit animal series.
"My intention with the spirit animal series of paintings goes beyond my love for painting animals. I wanted to present these animals in an engaging intimate format where the eyes are the focal point, a view to the seat of the animal's spirit rather then a traditional approach to the genre of wildlife painting."
On the back of each card you will find interesting informational facts about that animal as well as guidance of what each animal represents as a spirit guide. Enjoy!