CADDO LAKE PAINTINGS
My Caddo Lake painting series serves many purposes. I love the
challenge as a classically trained oil painter to stop and “sharpen
my saw” and make myself paint in a very traditional, classical
My training from Jerry Newman at Lamar University in the late 60’s
and early 70’s created the love in me to paint nature and
the discipline to be able to do it in a realistic manner.
Caddo Lake is the perfect subject for me because of all the challenges
– water, trees, reflections, water lilies, moss, and sky.
I choose to paint this subject in this manner because it is so beautiful
I think it needs to be done as simple and direct as possible. The
nature of it’s beauty tells the entire story by itself.
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.