Bruce Marsh, Wave Shadow,, 2013, oil on linen, 60 x 65 in, Courtesy of the artist.
Paintings By Bruce Marsh
September 17, 2016 – January 2, 2017
One of Florida’s most distinguished painters, Bruce Marsh established his reputation as a working artist while teaching painting for thirty-four year tenure at the University of South Florida. Marsh is known for his landscapes that deftly capture the sensuous qualities of the natural and manmade environment. His canvases often capture the effects of light on various surfaces from the ripples on a mangrove bay, patterns in shell beds, and billowing clouds to cracked pavement, eroded soil, and even the view through the wet glass of a windshield. His agile, subtle brushwork can be appreciated on its own terms, sometimes bordering on the abstract when seen up close, while remaining within the traditions of realism. Marsh’s paintings have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, and are represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Tampa Museum of Art; the New Orleans Museum of Art; Raymond James Inc., IBM Corporation; and Southern Bell Corp., among many others.