BRUCE, Paul D

1946 - ?

Born Chatham in the Medway district in 1946. Paul studied at Ipswich School of Art in the early sixties, under the inspiration of Colin Moss, Lawrence Self, Bernard Reynolds and John Green. 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 Deben. Early in 2000 he returned to full time art and paints in oil, pastel and mixed media and sculpts in stone, wood and direct plaster and has exhibited generally in East Anglia as well as further afield including Artists Gallery, Ipswich in 2003, his paintings & sculpture were also exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London. 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, he has co-written a book on its history. He lived at The Old White House, Culpho, Ipswich.




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