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I am passionate about painting landscapes, seascapes and urbanscapes in the medium of watercolor. I have been drawing a painting since I was a child and am more enthusiastic about the work than ever. I have a master of arts degree in fine arts but continue to learn every day and with each painting. I hope you enjoy the work as much as I did painting them.

To see a complete viewing of available work, please click the catalog button above. If a painting has sold, it will be listed as sold in the title. Please contact me directly about mailing and obtaining a mailing estimate at 619-339-6009 or email me at bruceswart@att.net Thanks for viewing. 

 

Recent Awards and Gallery Showings:

Del Mar Lifestyle Magazine, Cover August 2017 and inside article.

Off Track Gallery, Encinitas, Best of show August 2017 and First place watercolor April 2017, First place watercolor January 2017.

Sparks Gallery, Gaslamp are of Downtown San Diego  San Diego Coastal exhibit.

The San Diego County Fair, Del Mar 2017 Art Exhibition  Honorable mention

La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, First Place Waterolor Painter October 2016

Beverly Hills Art Fair, Second Place, October 2016 

Off Track Gallery, Encinitas, Best of show July 2016 and First place watercolor June 2016

 

The San Diego County Fair, Del Mar 2016 Art Exhibition, Donated Award, third place watercolor and donated award

40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition

Award for “Chicago Rain”, $225 Richeson /Golden & Co. Merchandise Award

Sparks Gallery, Gaslamp are of Downtown San Diego  San Diego Landscapes Exhibit, September through November 2015, includes Bruce’s paintings “Blacks Beach Surfers” and “Hotel Del Coronado” paintings.

The San Diego County Fair, Del Mar 2015 Art Exhibition, Donated Award San Diego Watercolor Society for “Surfers on Blacks Beach”

The San Diego County Fair, Del Mar 2015 Art Exhibition, Donated Award San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, for “Balboa Park Rain”

Awards from the San Diego Watercolor Society, (Member since November 2014)

People’s Choice (Viewers vote for best painting): September 2015, “Niagara Avenue, Ocean Beach Looking East”

Honorable Mention: Aug 2015 for “Torrey Pines Surfer”

People’s Choice (Viewers vote for best painting): July 2015, for “LaSalle Street Bridge Towers”

Second Place: June 2015, “The Breakwater”

Juror Commendation: March 2015, “Sixth Avenue, New York City”

Best Theme: August 2014, for “Lasalle Street December”, also Jurors Commendation

Juror Commendation: 2014 January 2014,  “On Broadway, San Diego”

Honorable Mention: 2014 December 2014, “Lawn Bowling, Balboa Park”

Second Place: 2014 November 2014, “Rain Chicago”

 

Education

M.A. in Fine Arts, Areas of concentration: Two dimensional Media. 

B.A. in Fine Arts, Majors: Visual Communications, Art Studio and Art Education.

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 

Studied early in my career with Irving Shapiro, the internationally known Chicago watercolorist and Tom Francesconi, another disciple of Shapiro.


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