"When I study the landscape around me, it reveals some of its soul yet hides so much more. I'm fascinated by the abstract qualities that I capture and create into my Primordial Landscapes Series." - Bruce Peebles
BRUCE PEEBLES ART GALLERY
Exciting news! Bruce is a Finalist in Australia's biggest Art Prize
Just Completed! Bruce was commissioned to produce a 25 metre mural as part of the Art At Large program by Moreton Bay Regional Council, creating 5 separate artworks as an extension of the Sun Glitter series.
Utilizing reference of the sun reflecting off the moving waters of Deception Bay, Bruce used enclosed circles to connect or overlap, creating an element and perception of light. These Sun Glitters come alive as they combine, fusing multiple layers of color and information, with lots of silence. They encourage reflection, sculpting concern of nature and appreciation of beauty.
You can find photos on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website here.
Bruce Peebles is a multi-media artist based in Brisbane, Australia, with paintings, photography and mixed-media works represented in corporate and private collections globally.
Trained in fine art practices and techniques, honed over four decades in advertising photography, Bruce now travels, photographs and paints full time. Exploring the finer aspects of composition, balance, harmony and design, Bruce loves breaking the rules, often turning experiments and mistakes into ideas and subsequent artworks.
Peebles' work is energetic and dynamic, reflecting the colors of his native New Zealand and the vibrancy and experiences of the Australian Landscape where he lives, travels and loves. He incorporates layers of acrylic, oils, inks and glazes, applied with brushes, sponges and textured media to create depth.
Rhythm and motion are the driving forces of Bruce’s art, utilizing a simplistic exchange between realistic representation and the abstract form. His signature collections include Sun Glitter, Ocean Spirit, Primordial Landscapes, Central Australia, Rhythmic Motion, Seascapes and the Lightscapes series.
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Rhythm and motion are the driving forces in my art. I'm obsessed by the exchange between realistic representation and the abstract form, this is why I choose to paint elements of the landscape in a simplistic fashion.
I see these sun glitters in the form of 'Bokeh' or a pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur. Having carefully studied the water and sunlight reflections on every trip to the river and ocean, I build the painting with multiple layers, adding various colors, shiny shimmering elements, dashes, splashes and dancing dots.
Central Australian Experience
This series of paintings creates a gentle feeling of freedom and enlightenment. Created from an immersive experience traveling the Outback desert regions of Central Australia.
This series captures an extended mediation on the passage of time and the natural history of earth reduced to it's most primordial substances: earth, water and air. These paintings pay homage to our relationship with the land, how we come from and return to the earth. Are we part of the land or is it part of us?
I'm inspired by the Ocean and sailing, an obsession that started in my twenties when I restored an old 1930's wooden X Class 14 footer that had been wrecked in a storm. Always drawn to the sea, I like to paint the water, yachts and action as I see it in an expressive style.
Fine Art Prints
This is the complete collection of my online affordable art store where you'll find original Limited Edition Fine Art Prints for sale. Printed on quality heavy weight acid-free artist paper they come with a white border where I title, sign and number each print.
"Instantly recognizable, Bruce Peebles' abstract landscape and lightscapes series are that rare combination of light, color and composition, offering the viewer a glimpse of a moment of beauty carefully captured by a master craftsman. His images aim to encourage an emotional response between the viewer and altered landscape." Australian Landscape