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A cache of high quality artwork in various media by North Devon based artist Bert Bruins. Landscapes, architectural sketches and abstracts.
I love colour, the physical act of mixing fantastically named colours (vert emeraude, burnt umber etc) and putting them on canvas. I also love the associated smells, which is one of the reasons why I have recently returned to working in oils.... And I love the outdoors, enjoying the scenery I love to paint. I am blessed to be living in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Having turned down studying art history and art college in my teens to study social sciences instead, I nevertheless kept painting. I like experimenting with different media, strong colours and contrasts.
Prices vary depending on size, medium and framing. Some works are mounted and/or framed, some are not. Postage costs vary depending on size/medium (non UK customers get...
| ||A collection of playful and colourful works, inspired by the likes of Escher, Vasarely and Riley.|
| ||Here are some older works, that show developments and interests over the years. Many are showing signs of age and wear, and are therefore not for sale.|
| ||Watercolours are such a beautiful medium, and by no means the easiest!
| ||Both pastels and graphite pencils are such wonderful mediums in their own right
| ||The Westcountry coastline is stunning from Somerset to Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, and is one of my favourite subjects.
| ||Rivers are some our greatest natural and uncontrollable landscape features; I love them from source to sea. I am in the process of documenting the river Torridge and its tributaries, but you will also find the Exe, the Taw, the Otter etc here.
| ||I do love a good city or town vista, good architecture, delapidated back streets etc, but don't get round to painting these subjects often.|
| ||Showing works I made as a commission, and that may inspire you to have your own unique artwork made. You can provide a photograph, but it needs to be of a good quality and composition! Contact me for details.|
| ||A fantastically diverse English national park, Exmoor is gentler than its close neighbour Dartmoor, missing the granite volcanic outcrops of the latter. It has however mysterious moorland, lush wooded valleys and a stunning rocky coastline. Hard to beat.|
| ||Dartmoor National Park is Devon's wild upland area containing the county's highest hill (Yes Tor), the source of many of its main rivers (the Teign, the Dart, the Tavy etc), granite outcrops and ancient farming systems.|
| ||A temporary sale with up to 50% off on a wide range of my paintings and drawings.
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