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
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
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
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