"Hi and thank you for your interest in my art. I began drawing and painting as a child. My love of art has taken a front seat and with each stroke of my brush, my passion is driven onto canvas. I seek to inspire through the power of light and color and seek to bring out the soul of the subject in front of me." - Bruce Strickland
Bruce's latest work.....
Here is some of Bruce's latest work. We hope you enjoy. If you want to be notified when we add new items, please sign up at the bottom of this page, if you haven't already. When you join our mailing list you are automatically entered into the FREE card print drawing we have monthly.
"Thankful" original 20x16 oil on Belgian linen
These little girls were in my Christmas painting for 2019 and are back for 2020. Solely because they have unique stories that deserve to be told.
These three little girls stick together like sisters and that's why they are together forever in my latest painting, "Thankful". When you gaze into the eyes of these precious young cats I hope you feel the warmth and love I wanted to share with you. The poinsettias represent the good cheer of these girls together. And what would Christmas be without the Christmas Star shining through the clouds and snow to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas. And lastly, just a touch of Santa on the table runner.
I hope this painting brings warmth to your heart this Christmas season. Please have a wonderful Holiday season.
I am offering this work only in folded card format printed on fine art linen paper.
"Quiet Time" 20x20 oil on Belgian linen
The story behind my latest painting. Wayne is retired Navy. He has served our country during peace and war. The stories he can tell of his experiences overseas are extraordinary. Nowadays, on any given day, you can find him walking their farm or maintaining their century old farmstead. But tonight he gets a rest from those things. It's stormy outside, the power is out, and the backup light source provides a quiet retreat from normal activities. His companions do not mind at all. Conner, laying on the back of the chair, barely missed the animal shelter. Only by chance that a vet tech asked the owner for the only orange boy in the litter. Conner's luck didn't stop there. Even after being told he was not the pick of the litter, Lori and Wayne gave him his forever home. After they brought Conner home, he didn't leave Wayne's shoulder for quite a while. All three agree that he actually was the pick of the litter. Martin, down at the bottom, was given to the vet clinic by his owner to find him a good home. When Wayne and Lori saw him it was instant love. As you see, he has no complaints. I wanted to capture the warmth of the moment along with the contrast of the colors as well as the early American charm. To do that I created part realism and part abstract. The first painting I have done in this manner. I hope you enjoy "Quiet Time".
The original painting is oil on linen, 20x20. I will only offer the giclee paper prints to just a few private collectors on a request basis. Only ten will be offered for each size, 10x10 and 20x20. After those are sold, no more paper prints will be made. Any profit on these giclee prints will be donated to animal charities. These prints are not available in my store area. Contact me directly if you are interested. Prices should be between $49 and $99. Bruce@BruceStricklandArt.com
These prints will not be eligible as a choice for my free print drawings.
Bruce's art work focuses around rescued cats and dogs. He then places those animals in special settings, sometime real and sometimes imaginary. He could easily make up a cat or dog from imagination but he seeks to tell the stories of the rescues and allows them, for once in their lives, to take center stage and be the stars of his creations. He hopes you will allow them into your home as well as beautiful pieces of art that will last a lifetime and with a story as well. In the process you will help us save even more.
Using his art to help those that can't help themselves
Bruce Strickland Art will give and has given a portion of profits to random animal shelters and animal abuse organizations. Donations are given even on the free print giveaways. Bruce and his wife, Maria have opened their home to dozens of stray and neglected cats and dogs over the past two decades. They are strong advocates of spay and neuter programs. When you purchase art from Bruce Strickland Art it's so much more, part of your purchase is going towards helping less fortunate animals than yours and ours. Bruce Strickland Art strives to give 5-10% of every sale to one of the approved donation centers listed in the link below.
See our approved donation list here.