ENTER THE WORLD OF HEARTFELT ART BY BRUCE
I turn your memories into MASTERPIECES
Explore the Heartfelt Art by Bruce site to view all current collections, read behind-the-scenes musings, and find out when the next exhibition is happening.
I welcome any inquiries for purchases, commission requests or studio visits, please contact Heartfelt Art By Bruce today.
Heartfelt Art by Bruce is born out of a combination of my education, training and experience, which allows my perspective as an artist to remain traditional yet contemporary.
Through my journey as an artist there have been many times of frustration while learning a variety of different techniques.
What I’m proud of is my ability to conquer the dragons I have encountered on my art journey. By doing so, I feel I’ve grown as an artist. Also, being opened minded to learn new things and improve on my style and technique has allowed me to achieve a high quality in my art.
For a while, I just did art for me. However, as I grew in my abilities and began to transform other's photos into art, I realized the valuable contribution that artists can make in the world.
I'm honored to be published in a variety of international publications.
-Published in "how To Draw Your Dog", a Home Study Art Course that raised funds so that soldiers could be reunited with the pets they fell in love with in the war zone in Afghanistan. Drawing "Soldiers Best Friend"
-Published in international webinar: "Surprising Secrets that transform your portraits from amateur to amazing...FAST
Drawing - "3 Generations"
- Published in online course at: www.coloredpencilcollege.com
Drawing - "Lily's Papoose"
-Published in Online Master Class at: www.coloredpencilcollege.com "How to Create Subtle Drama in Monochromatic Colored Pencil Drawings"
Drawing - "Lemurs"
-Published in Online Master Class at www.pencildrawingcollege.com "How to Draw Wild Animals - 4 Simple Steps That Turn Anyone into an Artist...FAST
Published in the Eight Edition of Murze magazine - Lil's Papoos
Invited to show in the National Black and White Show 311 Gallery - "Reflections"
INSIGHTS INTO MY ART
I enjoy drawing from photos that show love, endearment, interaction between people, the response of people to their pets and how animals nurture their young. I like heartfelt scenes that move people-that evokes a positive emotion when they view my art.
Behind each memory there is a story- knowing these stories inspire me to draw, helping to freeze those precious moments for you in time. Then each time you look at your art, the movies will rewind so you can relive that magic moment all over again.
It is through my art that I want to help create a legacy for you that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Below are some examples of my inspirations created from precious moments using a variety of media to bring out the best in the drawing.
3 FACES OF LILY
SOLDIERS BEST FRIEND
WORK IN PROGRESS
See Me at Work
Each year, my work grows and evolves into something bigger, more interesting, and better. As an artist, there is no greater pleasure for me than finding genuine growth and improvement in my projects. As I have grown and matured, so has my art. Below are some of the pieces in progress that I recently created in my studio.
I invite you to go to my Facebook page to see the life of an artist, what's happenings in my art journey and a look behind the scenes of an artist. I'll show you what I'm working on;how a drawing goes from start to finish; how I choose the right color pencils and much more
This is a work in progress showing the application of colored pencil to a recent drawing. The tonal paper is Sand which is a very soft grey. The grey not only adds a softness to the drawing, it also helps to make the pups stand out.
This is a precious memory for this family. It was their first time seeing snow. All bundled up, grandmother, mom and son ventured out into the snow. What fun making snow balls, going sledding, and making snow angels. The memory will always be remembered each time they look at this drawing.
ARTIST AT WORK
In my Heartfelt Art studio, I have all the essentials to help me produce quality art. Lighting is a key factor. I use two light sources that give me natural lighting. This type of lighting helps me see the true colors as I apply them to the paper.
"Before a child talks they sing. Before they write they draw. As soon as they stand they dance. Art is fundamental to human expression"
My portfolio is an exploration both in concept and medium. These projects reflect my passion to capture people's precious moments and provide the highest quality art using a variety of medium.
Color Pencil and Oil Pastel
See more of my collection on the next page
COMMISSION INFORMATION FOR PORTRAITS
I'd like to see a variety of photos before accepting your commission, if possible. Let me know which you feel captures that special moment the best. Send me as much information about the moment as you can. I generally work from one main photo for the artwork, however, I can use other photos for details. I really need good clear photos to work from for the portrait.
Choose type of portrait
Would you like to commission a graphite or color pencil portrait?
Would you like a 8x10 or 11x14?
Deposits and commissions
I may have a waiting list for clients wanting a portrait. Once I have arranged your photos and designed the portrait placing a deposit can save your space. I ask for 50% deposit. I will email you a secure payment link so you can pay online on your own secure page.
Once your portrait has risen to the top of the list of my commission list, I will send you the final payment link via email. I will then prepare your portrait to begin.
If you have commissioned a color pencil portrait, you will be able to watch it's development in stages during the process. I send photos of the drawings process via email periodically.
When the portrait is complete I will send you final photos of your portrait.
Thank you for your interest. Original drawings and limited edition prints are available for purchase. I welcome any inquiries for purchases, commission requests or studio visits, please contact Heartfelt Art By Bruce today.
102 Brook Chase Ln, Durham, NC