Bruce was born in Perth Scotland 1961 and on leaving Perth Grammar School in 1977 served an apprenticeship as a fabricator/welder which he continued to work at until 1984. He then worked as an airframe technician until 2003 when he then left to go back and study art as a mature student, firstly an NC Fine Art at ‘Dundee College of Further Education’ and then BA/Hon’s Fine Art at ‘Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee University’, graduating in 2009.

Bruce now works as a self employed artist, from’ WASPS Studios Meadowmill Dundee’ ,producing commissions and artworks for exhibition and sale in various galleries. He also tutors/facilitates art workshops and classes within the community for ‘Perth and Kinross Council’ the NHS and leisure classes at ‘Perth College’.

Working mainly in the graphic media of drawing and printmaking, his work can vary from narrative images of crumbling buildings, lined faces and a variety of creatures to evoke a sense of mystery and tell their own stories in a manner that is sometimes surreal yet familiar, to a fascination with the landscape its’ own sense of time atmosphere and place ‘genius loci’ and our place and effect on it.

Exhibitions 

2019   Printroom Dundee, Frames Gallery, Perth

            WASPS Studios, Dundee, Skye Lines, Solo Exhibition

            Frames Gallery ‘arTay’, Perth Festival of the Arts

            Scotland in Print, Birch Tree Gallery, Edinburgh

            Pittenweem Arts Festival, Pittenweem, Fife

            Perthshire Art Association, Annual Exhibition, Perth Museum and Art Gallery

           Frames Gallery, Winter Show, Frames Gallery, Perth

           The Meffan Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2019

           193rd R.S.A. Annual Exhibition Open 2019, Edinburgh 2019 

       

2018  RSW 137th Annual Winter Exhibition, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh 

           Platform Perth Event, PVAF, SNH Centre Battleby, Perth

           Frames Gallery ‘arTay’, Perth Festival of the Arts

           Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 2018

           Perthshire Art Association 66th Annual Exhibition, Perth Museum and Art Gallery

           The Meffan Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2018

            RSW 138th Open Annual Exhibition, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh. 

2017   Printroom Dundee, Frames Gallery, Perth

           Frames Gallery ‘arTay’, Perth Festival of the Arts

           Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 2017

           Printroom Dundee show, Edinburgh Drawing School

           Guest Artist, Perthshire Art Association Exhibition, Perth Museum and Art Gallery 2017

            The Meffan Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2017

            DCA Members Winter Show, Dundee 

 

2016   Frames Gallery ‘arTay’, Perth Festival of the Arts

            D.C.A. Members show, Printfest Scotland, DCA Dundee

            Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 2016

            Printroom Dundee show, Edinburgh Drawing School

            Printroom Dundee show, Dundee University

            Mandala exhibition. Ocean terminal, Leith, Edinburgh

            Printroom Dundee, Edinburgh Art Fair 2016, Edinburgh

           Winter show, Birnam Arts Centre, Birnam, Dunkeld

           D.C.A. Members winter show, Dundee

           Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition

 

 

2015   D.C.A. Spring Exhibition, Birnam Arts Centre

           How We See Ourselves Exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth

           D.C.A. Members show, Printfest Scotland, Roseangle, Dundee

           Passion for Print, Printfest Scotland, University Collection, Dundee

           Exhibit ‘A’, Frames Gallery ,Perth

           Pittenweem Arts Festival

          D.C.A. Winter Exhibition, Dundee

          Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 2015

          Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition

 

2014   Pittenweem Arts Festival

           D.C.A Winter Print Exhibition

          WASPS Open Studios, Meadow Mill, Dundee

          The Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2014

         Oathlaw Gallery Christmas Exhibition

         Hot Bed Press 20 20 Print Exchange 2014

 

2013   Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 2013

           WASPS Open Studios, Meadow Mill, Dundee

           The Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2013

           Pittenweem Arts Festival

 

2012   Royal Scottish Academy, Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 2012

            The Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2012

            North Fife Open Studios Weekend

 

2011   North Fife Open Studios Weekend

           Fisher Studio & Gallery, Pittenweem, Black and White Exhibition

           Lunardi Gallery, Ceres, Contrasts Exhibition

           Perthshire Visual Arts Forum, Encounters with time Exhibition, Threshold Gallery, Perth

           WASPS Studios. Open Weekend, The Steeple, Newburgh

           Paisley Art Institute, Scottish Drawing Competition 2011, Paisley Museum

          The Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2011

 

2010   Queens Gallery, Dundee

            The Leith Gallery, Leith, New Faces 2010

            Fisher Studio & Gallery, Pittenweem, Spring Exhibition 2010

           Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Summer Exhibition 2010

           Generator Projects, Dundee, Members Show 2010

           North Fife Open Studios Weekend

           WASPS Studios, Open weekend, The Steeple, Newburgh

           Royal Scottish Academy. Open Exhibition Edinburgh, 2010

           Fisher Studio & Gallery, Pittenweem, Christmas Exhibition 2010

           The Meffan, Forfar, Winter Exhibition 2010

 

2009  Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen.

           Travelling Gallery, Paint Can, Sketchbook Work

           WASPS studios Open Weekend, The Steeple, Newburgh

          Duncan of Jordanstone College Degree Show

Awards

RSA Residencies For Scotland 2019, The Bothy Project Cairngorms, May 2019

WASPS Admirals House Residency, Braes, Skye, July 2018

Colin Dakers Memorial Award, The Meffan Forfar, Winter Show 2018.

The Perthshire Art Association Annual Award, Generously Enhanced by the Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust,  RSA Open exhibition 2017

The Benni Esposito Drawing Award, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee 2006