"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

Art to the Rescue

Bruce's art work often 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 beautiful true story as well. In the process you will help us save even more lives.  

Bruce's latest work.....

"Morning in Elkmont"

"Morning in Elkmont"

If you ever find yourself in the Smoky Mountains National Park and in the old abandoned town of Elkmont, Tennessee, make your way to Little River Trail. If you start at the entrance of the trail, walk about an eight of a mile, or so, and start looking to the right for a beaten down path into the woods. Down that path about fifty yards, you will find a rather large rock foot bridge, that for a second, might make your wonder if you have stumbled into 18th century Europe. That bridge is the inspiration for my latest painting "Morning in Elkmont". The bridge crosses a little stream called Bearwallow Branch. On the other side of the bridge, a little ways, is a couple of old chimney stacks that used to be part of the cabin that once was there. The cabin, among others in the area, was razed by the National Park Service not long ago. The cabins were built around a hundred years ago before the Park came into existence. You can still admire the craftsmanship of those workers that built those stone structures that will remain for hundreds of years to come. 

All grown up with trees and moss everywhere around it, it's slowly returning to nature. So you won't find the scene in my fantasy painting. This scene only exists in my imagination of what I would have wanted it to look like. A paradise in the mountains. Walking out of the cabin each morning to the smell of clean mountain air, hearing the birds chirp, and of course the babbling branch as it makes its way down the mountain. The bear, the deer, and of course the Elk, all in their natural habitat. I hope this painting ignites your imagination and you, as I, can hear the water as it flows past the momma and baby deer as they drink the clear mountain water. Or even the sculfling of the two little bear cubs playing in the tree as their mom does a little fishing. Or feel the sunlight on your face as it burns the morning fog. The Elk on the hill seems to be enjoying the scene as well. Enjoy your time there and I hope you enjoy "Morning in Elkmont". 

Giclee Prints in original size of 24x20 are limited to 25

This is the first of my paintings that I have added a paw print to the right of my name. The paw print signifies awareness for cat and dog rescues. Many of you are already rescuers. We encourage everyone to find a place in their heart to rescue from a shelter and save a life.  

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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.