BRUCE MORROW - Painter and Printmaker
Narrative paintings of Western Americana are the hallmark of Bruce Morrow's work.
Morrow paints in a loose, direct style with little or no underpainting often using bright color to achieve fresh, spontaneous images. Humor is a not uncommon element in his work.
Kickin' Back oil on canvas 54" x 60" $3,200
Cantina juke Box oil on canvas 36" x 46" $2,800
Horse and Reader oil on canvas 24" x 30" $1,950
Originally from Glendale, CA. Morrow spent a number of years in New Mexico after graduation from Chounard Art School. The Southwestern landscape made an impression that stayed with him after moving to Berkeley, where he met his artist wife Buffy Cribbs. The couple moved to Whidbey Island in 1986.
Bruce explains: "Living in the Northwest somehow made me nostalgic for the Southwest and I did something new; I started painting figurative images in oils. -I think I like oils because of the quality of the colors-.
So this figure- this Dude emerged and he seemed to represent to me the ennui of the displaced American male, the maverick, the cowboy without a range. There was a real sense of nostalgia to these paintings of guys and horses, trucks and dogs. Eventually he got lonely- or I got romantic - and the dancer series appeared, first with a mono print called Dancers in the moonlight.
Under the Stars oil on canvas 42" x 36" $2,500
Contrary Rider oil on canvas 40" x 32" $2,500
Changeling oil on canvas 40" x 32" $2,100
The Magpie Show
oil on canvas 32" x 24" $1,900
Who's Driving oil on canvas 40" x 40" SOLD
Teton Tango oil on canvas 40" x 32" SOLD
Family Vacation oil on canvas 26" x 30" $1,900
Protector oil on canvas 40" x 32" $2,800
Walking Man oil on canvas 40" x 32" SOLD
West From Labro oil on canvas 30" x 36" $1,100
Grapevine Hill oil on canvas $28" x 32" $1.950
Graffiti Wall oil on canvas 32" x 42" $2,500
After acquiring a large format Takasch press Bruce began producing a number of etchings: "I love the process of making a plate and then the process of printing multiples. I work in wood block, etching, aquatint and "series mono prints" mostly. I tend to cross refer images from painting to print and back again because there's so much to explore when you get a good image, or idea.
My work is very narrative anyhow; there's always the beginning of a story there. So each time I do an image, there's the possibility that the ending will change.
Into the Night etching 14" x 16" $
To purchase or inquire about Bruce's currently available work,
please contact the gallery at 800/858-5063.