The apparent simplicity of materials which given the appropriate hand has infinite complexity. The beauty and drama of watercolour is a compelling addiction.


Bruce grew up in Melbourne's West Brunswick and after training for teaching he graduated in Economics at Monash University. He went on to teach in the Wimmera before taking the position of Education Department Liaison Officer with the Australian Broadcasting Commission. On the completion of his Bachelor of Education he worked as a resident supervisor at a secondary teachers' college hostel and also as a resident master at Wesley College before moving to North Eastern Victoria to teach,including a period of art teaching. Bruce still maintains his Euroa country house and strong community ties.

In addition to teaching, Bruce' s out of school activities have included working as a hall porter in the Cotswolds, a builder's labourer in Scotland and a deck hand on a sailing ketch. Bruce's many hobby interests include classic/vintage motor cars, model boat building and sailing, making copper house names, leather carving and playing guitar and harmonica. At least two mornings a week Bruce joins with friends to enjoy bayside cycling.

One of Bruce's greatest joys is to be at work painting either in his Albert Park studio with front verandah city views or in Euroa looking over to Balmattum Hill.

Bruce is a member of the Water Colour Society of Victoria, the Watercolour Society of Australia and the Mentone Art Group. He enjoys painting commissions and he participates in many group art shows, having won awards, and he has held a number of most successful solo exhibitions.