J. Paul Bruce, a native of Ohio, looks for scenes that provoke imagination in the mind of the viewer. He looks for serenity and peacefulness in the world around us and tries to portray that in his photographs. This brings a quiet mood to his work.
His study of the art of photography and darkroom techniques has ranged from formal education to numerous workshops conducted by some of the world's leading black and white photographers. Several of his photographs have been published in national magazines, including Outdoor & Travel Photography and Photo Techniques, and in Photographer's Forum Best of Photography book.
Several of his photographs are also part of the permanent collection of the Dayton Art Institute.
He develops and prints his own work. Occasionally, to add dimension to the photo, Mr. Bruce hand paints selected portions of the black & white print using watercolors. His prints are selenium toned for archival permanence and for the enrichment of black tones.
Mr. Bruce has expanded his portfolio to include giclee canvas art prints. A blending of two art forms, – photography and painting, provide a unique perspective on his artwork. These museum quality gallery wrapped canvas art prints are hand embellished with acrylic enhancing the texture, detail and color.
Dayton Art Institute (permanent collection)
St. Clair Gallery (Solo exhibit)
One Dayton Center Gallery (Solo exhibit)
1st place - International Print Competition-Photographer's Society of America (PSA)
Preservation Dayton's "Art About Town" - Juried exhibit
Middletown Fine Arts – Juried exhibit
Cox Arboretum – Juried exhibit