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About Bruce

"It's a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God."    -Mahatma Ghandhi


The quote above really speaks to my philosophy of life and work.  There is truly something beautiful and true about working with your hands to make something beautiful.  When I am painting I feel connected to self and spirit, centered and calm.  I work slowly and am truly attempting to make a work of art that resonates craftsmanship and beauty.  I use time tested techniques and materials in an effort to make watercolor paintings that will truly stand the test of time.  

All through art school I tried various styles of art and media and I have a love of art that runs deep.  I love abstract art, oil painting, conceptual art, you name it. However, I found that again and again, I kept returning to watercolor painting.  There is something truly wonderful about a good watercolor painting.  A good watercolor painting looks effortless and seems to breathe with life.  The impressionist Camille Pissaro once said, "Never before have paintings appeared to me to possess such an overwhelming inner dignity.  One can almost hear the inner voices of the earth and sense the tree's burgeoning." That sounds about right to me and really fits with watercolor painting.

 For that reason, in the 2005, a few years after my son was born, I made the decision to really focus on painting realistic scenes with watercolor.  I had just moved back to my native Arizona and had to get out into the countryside to begin to capture the long vistas and beautiful scenery of this state. Today, I continue to paint scenes of the west and southwest, from the beaches of California to the deserts of Arizona to the snow-capped monster peaks of Colorado and Utah.  

Work with your hands, climb with your legs, and breathe the fresh air.  Life is good, let's get out there and paint it! 

Bruce Black 

My wife, Marla and I up in the Continental Divide of Colorado.

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