THE ABSTRACT PAINTING SERIES, LIVING COLOR
This series of original mixed media/acrylic paintings appear to
be non-objective, but there is always a subject. Influences come
from places I go, things I see, and feelings I have that remind
me of both. I identify these influences with a suggestion in the
title to reveal to the viewer the source of the idea. This often
explains many decisions in the process of painting, compositional
elements, color and complex textures.
Independent of this, however, I demand complex color, and clean
powerful paint covering the entire surface. Usually, this is the
best guide for me to determine when a painting is finished and prevent
over working the surface. This process of painting allows a freshness
to remain all the way through the process.
Supporting the integrity of the paint and the origin of the idea
is the emotional application of the paint. This emotion must be
present and a viewer knows and feels when it is or is not present.
A viewer is always aware of these underlying motives, often without
I sometimes find it difficult to verbally explain my paintings.
I simply want it to be enjoyed, and appreciated. When a painting
is purchased by a collector, these reasons are usually lost. What
remains over time are the raw emotional responses to the painting
from the viewer to the art on a day to day basis. It is very simple,
and should not be complicated.
PLACE OF DREAMS
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main, Arlington, TX
"Caddo Lake, Place of Dreams" is an exhibition of Original
Paintings, Drawings and Fine Art Photography by Bruce Tinch.
The exhibit celebrates the contribution of Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson
and her life-time of work dedicated to natural conservation and
beautification programs using wildflowers, as well as her work for
wetland conservation and anti-litter campaigns. Viewers will be
emerged in a unique total experience of the senses including natural
swamp sounds playing through the museum, tanks of live water lilies
in the main museum lobby, and tree limbs covered with Spanish moss.
The exhibition was launched at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
Center in Austin, Texas in September 2008 and was claimed by the
Center as the best exhibition they ever housed, attracting a large
attendance from all over the U.S.