Bruce was born, raised and educated in Brockville, Ontario. It was there that he began a successful elementary teaching career that spanned twenty-seven years. He holds a Bachelor of Art History degree from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
He was able to simultaneously combine his passion for art, the outdoors and teaching to sustain the continuous development of his painting skills and to enter the commercial gallery market. This fact proved to be of great advantage to his sales opportunities and reputation and quickly ushered his way into important galleries across Canada. As well, his work has found its way into personal and private collections, both nationally and internationally.
Bruce prefers to word en plein air with his oils. They permit him to paint outdoors in all seasons. The resulting canvases and panels, with their truth and freshness... reflect his deep love of landscape, historic buildings and rural subjects.
However, his artistic curiosity, energy and willingness to grow new skills have led him to experiment comfortably and capably with water color, pen with ink and acrylic mediums. Perhaps the greatest goal Bruce seeks to achieve in his work is to attain a spiritual connection that enjoins his subject... his own inner vision and that of the viewer.
"Art is the Garden of Humanity. And we, as artists... are its constant Gardeners."