About the Artist

 

Bruce Shoemaker, a native Pennsylvanian, moved to the West Point area of Saint Simons Island GA in 1998.  He now divides his time between there and a home in Penn Yan, NY, a town located in the finger lakes region of the state. Bruce studied architecture and engineering at Penn State University and earned an BA degree in Physics from Bloomsburg University in 1966. Bruce enjoyed and demonstrated a talent for drawing and painting since early childhood. He initially worked primarily in oils and acrylics, then in the mid 1990's, he also began working in watercolor. In his watercolor work Bruce aspires to go beyond the typical "watercolor look" and has developed a distinct style that explores enhanced dimensions of light, realism, and vibrant color.  His creative and expressive work pays classic and timeless attention to detail with a dedication to craft and a reverence to the natural world around us.  Bruce’s work has received numerous awards including: Jekyll Island Art Association Spring Art Festival professional watercolor 1st place 2003...Golden Isles Art and Humanities Heritage Award 2005 Coastal Heritage Exhibition...Best of Show in the Glynn Art Association October Art Festival 2005...First place Glynn Art Association 2016 Water Works Show...First place professional painting 2008 Keuka Arts Festival, Penn Yan, NY…Best of Show Painting 2009 and 2012 Waterfront Art Festival, Canandaigua, NY.  Bruce's work has been published as the cover for both the 2010, 2011 and 2017 Sea Island, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island Phone Directory and also as the cover on the 2015 spring edition of High Tides Magazine.

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2017Show Schedule:

Keuka Arts Festival-Penn Yan, NY .....June 10th & 11th (www.keukaartsfestival.com)

Keuka Lake Art Asso. Festival-Hammondsport, NY.....July 8th & 9th (http://www.keukalakeartassociation.com)

Lakefront Art Festival-Canandaigua, NY....July 29th & 30st  (www.clfestivalofthearts.com)

Arts At The Garden-Canandaigua, NY.....August 19th & 20th (www.artsatthegardens.com)

Clothesline Art Festival-Rochester, NY....September 9th & 10th ( mag.rochester.edu/clothesline/festivalinfo)

 

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