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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary
Canadian landscape painter Bruce Evans Newman (born 1948 in Yonkers, New York).
Bruce spent most of his life in professional golf, construction management and real estate development before discovering art. Bruce taught drawing at the University of New Brunswick for three years and currently gives private lessons in his studio and conducts occasional workshops. He has also acted as a juror at plein air festivals and tries to accommodate requests as his schedule allows.
Since 2003, much of Bruce's work has been done en plein air or, literally, outside in the open air, and usually in one session. While still preferring to paint from life, he plans on balancing his schedule with more studio work in the future. From his belief in the value of direct painting, Bruce founded Plein Air Painters of New Brunswick in 2011 as a way of furthering the practice of outdoor painting in his region.
Bruce's primary influence has been Richard Schmid and he has studied his work thoroughly. He has also worked several times with Albert Handell in workshops and mentorship programs and developed a deep fondness and respect for Albert. Bruce has studied with three other artists whom he admires a great deal, Marc Hanson, Mark Boedges and Jennifer McChristian.
Bruce participates in plein air festivals and numerous group exhibitions. He has also had eight solo exhibitions and his work is held in private collections across North America and Europe. Bruce is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and a juried member of Oil Painters of America.
February 2, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Bruce Evans Newman (Born 1948)
“At this stage in my development, I am primarily a landscape painter and I truly love being outdoors and exploring all that nature provides, painting mostly en plein air. Ultimately though, I would simply like to be known as a painter, capable of expressing my feelings of whatever is before me, including portraits, figures and still lifes in addition to my first love, the landscape.
Most of my recent work has been done as “direct painting” on linen covered panels and my general technique is quite traditional--a block-in, development of the overall design or composition and the delineation of the center of interest. I utilize bristle and sable brushes along with painting knives to control edges and create effects which best convey my experience to others.
I feel so fortunate to be a painter and am grateful to be able to spend my life in this pursuit.”