Based in: Newport
Bruce is a multi-media artist based in Brisbane, Australia, with paintings, photography and mixed-media works represented in corporate and private collections globally.
Trained in fine art practices and techniques, honed over four decades in advertising photography, Bruce travels, photographs and paints full time. Exploring the finer aspects of composition, balance, harmony and design he loves breaking the rules, often turning experiments and mistakes into ideas and subsequent artworks.
His work is energetic and dynamic, reflecting the colors of his native New Zealand and the vibrancy and experiences of the Australian Landscape that he travels and loves. He incorporates layers of acrylic, oils, inks and glazes, applied with brushes, sponges and textured media to create depth.
Rhythm and motion are the driving forces of Bruce’s art, utilizing a simplistic exchange between realistic representation and the abstract form.
Bruce Peebles In The Studio
"The principal purpose behind why I create is to share the earth's wonder with the rest of the world. My central goal is to enhance people's lives by acquainting beautiful imagery with their soul."
More About Bruce Peebles
What inspires you?
Rhythm and motion are the driving forces in my art. I'm obsessed by the exchange between realistic representation and the abstract form, this is why I choose to paint elements of the landscape in a simplistic fashion.
Describe your creative process.
I work in a simple way, utilizing light, colors, reflections and shadows, building each painting with multiple layers, adding various colors, shiny shimmering elements, dashes, splashes and dancing dots.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Rhythm Motion Energy
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Australia's Fred Williams and New Zealand's Don Peebles (Recipient of Icon Award 2007).
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
I take lots of photo's of all the locations I visit.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I'm inspired by light or the lack of it. So I can be found chasing bright city lights or exploring the deep shadows of a remote canyon.