Bruce Tinch, Fine Artist

Contemporary Abstract Artist
original paintings • fine art photography


About Bruce Tinch

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In a visual as well as musical career spanning 30 years, Bruce Tinch has committed his life to art. He intimately paints his emotional response to the physical world.

After receiving a B.F.A. from Lamar University, Bruce went on to Southern Methodist University and earned his M.F.A. While at S.M.U., Bruce developed a real love for the quality of paint, the beauty of nature, and the benefits of being dedicated to his work. During the many years of formal education, Bruce worked prolifically as a producing artist and his work was bought for private and corporate collections throughout the Southwest.

Bruce's career has taken many directions, which have led him to work with and be collected by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Reba McIntyre and ZZ Top. Bruce managed the in-house advertising agency for international real estate developer Trammel Crow under Lucy Billingsley for five years. All the while, his heart's passion to paint full-time continued to call him.

In 1990, Bruce's dream came true. He and his wife and college sweetheart, Amy, completed his studio at their Texas retreat called Spirit Valley. Environment feeds Bruce's inspiration and along with the rolling hills and pine trees of East Texas, he also takes an annual trip to Kauai, Hawaii. In Kauai, Bruce has found a deep peace in paradise, which has expanded his depth of expression and continues to influence his work today.

In 1996, Lady Bird Johnson became interested in Bruce's painting while completing her new National Wildflower Research Center in Austin, Texas. Captivated by his style, she requested they have lunch and discuss art for the center. Bruce was awarded the distinguished honor of representing the National Wildflower Research Center for all the graphic communications and merchandising materials. Bruce's work still hangs there today as well as in the LBJ Historical Museum in Johnson City. Bruce Tinch has developed an intrinsic style, which speaks to the viewer and draws them into his world of color. His underlying strength in technical expertise and intelligent execution deliver tranquility and grace of the visual dance. His work is featured in collections around the world.



Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main, Arlington, TX
Date TBA

"Caddo Lake, Place of Dreams" is an exhibition of Original Oil 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.



Bruce Tinch and Ray Ramano Bruce Tinch's original oil paintings, mixed media paintings and fine art photography are now available at:

Samuel Lynn Gallery
1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

Photo L to R: Bruce Tinch with Phillip Romano, co-owner of Samuel Lynn Gallery at gallery opening. See the Events/Exhibits page for schedule of Bruce's next exhibit of original oil paintings at Samuel Lynn Gallery and other galleries and art museums.

Bruce Tinch's abstract paintings, landscape and nature paintings and fine art photography are available through galleries and art agents in Texas and New Mexico. See Gallery Representation for a comprehensive list of art galleries and art agents, complete with contact information and links to their websites.