I've always had a love for Art since my youth and although I've delved into all sorts of mediums & styles over the years my prime passion since early on has been soft, dry pastels. I love the color, vibrance, & richness of the permanent, pure pigment minerals used in soft pastels. There is nothing much that compares to getting down & dirty with some dusty pastel sticks & a fresh surface on a smeared old easel. Although it can seem to be work at times, the satisfaction I get from the creation process & a valid final product is tremendous.
I'm currently painting the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes around my home in Northeastern Vermont. Each image seems to take on it's own style on it's way from my minds eye to the paper or museum board, anywhere from realistic to impressionistic, and I enjoy the freedom of not narrowing that scope.
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Bruce Richardson joined Fine Art America on June 28th, 2011.