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Richard Bruce [copyright 2012]
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, Inc.
The atmospheric paintings of Richard Bruce immediately transport the viewer into a dreamlike landscape while also mimicking the stabilizing force of the horizon. '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.
Bruce's abstracted works might conjure images of the Hudson River School - perhaps not surprisingly since the artist lives in the region north of New York City and near to the Hudson. With a more subdued palette, Bruce's works are nonetheless reminiscent of Color Field painters such as Mark Rothko, both in their ability to envelop us and in their spiritual sensibility.

A native of West Virginia, Bruce grew up at the base of the Appalachian Mountains and on the shores of the Ohio River. After a brief period in North Carolina, he moved to New York City, where he lived for 10 years, knowing that someday he would return to a rural area.
He found everything he was looking for in the Hudson Valley. He now lives in the village of Cold Spring and maintains a studio in the city of Beacon, where many artis
Summertime
20" x 20" Oil on Panel 
$2400

Richard Bruce Copyright 2012
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, INC.
A Sea Change
30" x 30" Oil on Panel
$4200

Richard Bruce Copyright 2012
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, INC.
Dreamer
24" x 24" Oil on Panel
$3000
Richard Bruce Copyright 2012
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, INC.
October
48" x 48" Oil on Panel
$7500
Richard Bruce Copyright 2012
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, INC.
Dusk
20" x 20" Oil on Panel
$2400
Richard Bruce Copyright 2012
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, INC.
Above The Waterline 
48" x 48" Oil on Panel
$7500
Richard Bruce Copyright 2012
Represented by Troy Fine Art Services, INC.