BRUCE, Paul

1946 - ?

Paul David Bruce, was born at Chatham in the Medway district of Kent in 1946, son of David Henry F. Bruce (1914-1996), a ventical miller, and his wife Doris A. Jarvis (born 1918), who married at Gravesend, Kent in 1935 and in 1939 were living at 149 Charles Street, Dartford, Kent. Paul studied at Ipswich School of Art in the early sixties, under the inspiration of Colin Moss [q.v.], Lawrence Self [q.v.], Bernard Reynolds [q.v.] and John Green [q.v.]. Offered a place at St Martins College of Art to study sculpture but decided to enter the fine art and antiques business, which he ran for some thirty years. In 1993, he had a one man show at the Haste Gallery in Great Colman Street, Ipswich entitled ‘The Deben and Beyond’ and also staged exhibitions on board his boat ‘Windhaver’. The sunsets, especially from his mooring at Ramsholt, are absolutely remarkable and has exhibited some of these with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at the Mall Galleries in London, along with sculptures which have also been inspired by the River Deben. Early in 2000, he returned to full-time art, painting in oil, pastel and mixed media and sculpts in stone, wood and direct plaster which he has exhibited generally in East Anglia as well as further afield including Artists Gallery, Ipswich in 2003. His paintings reflect his interest in the atmosphere and light of his native Suffolk landscape and his sculptures reflect the line of nature, refined by investigative drawings. Having a deep interest in the Ipswich Art School, together with Richard Scott [q.v.] has written a book on its history. He married in 1990, Susan C. Allen and they lived at The Old White House, Culpho, Ipswich.




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