In 2013, having been a professional artist since 1995, I was inspired to simplify and create a new series of artwork, and through using only pencil and charcoal I found a voice
initially with this artwork
, a captivating
blend of ideas. They have the appearance of the photography that has always been a fascination of mine, but they are created entirely by hand, in a loose photorealistic style. This medium and style underpins my current series, and provides continuity across a wide range of subject matter.
Beyond this contemporary diversion, my creative projects still involve photography, and I travel sporadically into deeply remote places in search of both myself and new material, through which I then express my love of landscape and how people interact with it.
I am currently planning three dimensional installations incorporating diverse mediums, and a range of surrealist oil paintings. These drawings are a tranquil prequel to a creative explosion, at least in my own mind.
Current series AWARDS and MENTIONS
- Nelson Art Expo
- Signature Piece Award - NZ Art Show
Bruce Mortimer chosen as resident ASB/NZ Art Show
artist for 2016
- Signature Piece Award -NZ Art Show
in The New Zealand Artist Magazine
Bruce Mortimer was top seller at the National Art Exhibition in 2015
in 2014 with this artwork
- Parkin Prize
Represented by Red Peach Gallery
, Napier, New Zealand since 2014