The Art Of It - October During Winter
Richard Bruce creates atmospheric works of art reminiscent of the Hudson River School of painters.
Using a subdued palette and ambiguous landscapes with distinct skylines, West Virginia native Richard Bruce creates atmospheric works of art reminiscent of the Hudson River School of painters. “October,” pictured above, and several other pieces will be on exhibit at Southport’s Troy Fine Arts Gallery through the holidays. “I was drawn in by Richard’s sense of space and color,” says gallery owner Troy Amuso. “There’s a tranquil, almost meditative feeling you get from his work.” Raised along the shores of the Ohio River and at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, and now residing in the Hudson River Valley, Bruce often imbues his work with contrasting elements. In the words of art critic Karin Sanders, “That thin place where the earth becomes the sky—described in the Gaelic tradition as Coal áit—informs Bruce’s art ascribing to it a transcendental place that is at once familiar and yet unknowable.”