|Artist Name:||Bruce Griffiths|
|Usual Style:||Realist Impressionist|
Artist Bruce works by the principle, never paint where you haven’t been & never paint what you cannot feel. A lifetime of fishing & the bush has instilled a love of the outdoors. Bruce’s paintings reveal the natural beauty of Australia, which is the preferred subject of his paintings but increasingly looking within the subject seeking out the stories. He continues his look at new frontiers while paying homage to his learned images of Australia, the sea, the city & his beloved landscapes. His direction is increasingly that of storyteller with mood, atmosphere & the eternal pursuit of light.
Says Bruce, “I was a late bloomer and now there is never enough time to paint. There is a momentum, a time when all factors fall into place & I am excited about my permanent move to Toowoomba heartland, the exposure to new galleries & new exhibitions; the time to emerge as an artist in the ever-changing region.” Art talks to those who listen. “Now nestled in Toowoomba heartland with a spacious Kleinton studio & a relaxed lifestyle; half urban, half country. A perfect base for travel to all points of the compass and a perfect hub for my homely art studio. Bruce has works on display in Toowoomba’s Met Gallery, Tweed Ultima at Tweed Heads, some local GC eateries & Watling Art Services, Burleigh Heads. Bruce is a prize-winning artist, teacher, exhibitor & increasingly sought after for commissions, workshops & as demonstrator of watercolour fine art. Some of his works can be viewed on his website.
Largely self-taught since picking up a brush in 2002. Bruce will forever be indebted to his early days & professional workshops with world renowned Australian based artists; Robert Wade OAM, Robert Lovett, Greg Allen, David Taylor, Joseph Zbukvic (Australia) & Alvaro Castagnet (Paraguay) – “A very rich heritage to widen one’s horizons. It simply opened my eyes to what was possible.” Regular attendee at Artscene, Bathurst University which has set me on a path to achieve & share this wonderful medium.
2008 Gold Coast – 30 pieces
2009 Gold Coast - 72 pieces
2010 Yamba – 12 pieces (this was a joint exhibition)
2013 Invited & confirmed a contributor to the Worldwide Art Book 2013
2014 Gold Coast – 60 pieces
2015 Toowoomba - 36 pieces
2015 Gold Coast - 54 pieces
2016 Gold Coast – 20 pieces (another joint exhibition)
2016 Toowoomba - 40 pieces
2016 Crows Nest - 40 pieces
2016 Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize
2017 Gold Coast - 30 pieces
2017 Toowoomba - Feature Artist STYLE magazine
2018 Featured artist - MET
2019 Toowoomba – 33 pieces
2019 Invited artist for Instudio Art Trail
2019 Toowoomba – August Feature Artist STYLE magazine
Awards & Achievements Include:
Recent major winning posts only shown. A further list of awards & placings is available upon request.
2018 Toowoomba Royal Show – 1st prize Watercolour
2019 Toowoomba Royal Show – 1st prize Landscapes/Seascapes Any Medium
Bruce offers full day or weekend classes:
MODULE 1 - Watercolour - First Steps (for beginners)
MODULE 2 - Watercolour - What Next (for those beginners keen to progress)
MODULE 3 - Watercolour - Next Steps (after basic & into intermediate)
Bruce demonstrates and provides multi-level workshop tuition at dates to be confirmed. Visit his website for full details