THE ABSTRACT PAINTING SERIES, HACIENDA
This series of original abstract oil paintings is inspired by centuries
of weather and wear found everywhere in old Mexico. Bright colors
have been faded and worn to soft multi-layered colors and textures.
Walls and stone surfaces, reduced to ruin, have been elevated over
time to new, more complex and beautiful surfaces.
The design style originating in old world Mexico is actually a
melting pot of design influences from all over the world. We identify
this collection of influences as Spanish or Mexican. Over time,
Texas further embraced these influences in architecture and contemporary
The Hacienda Series of original oil paintings combines old world
weathered surfaces with bright contemporary colors to create current
day inspirations. Some of the paintings further embrace the idea
of the solidity of the hacienda walls with their thickness and the
edges or sides of the paintings are actually part of the whole.
(See image #14). The rich textures and vibrant colors combine to
bring a feeling of familiarity that is both timeless and pleasurable.
PLACE OF DREAMS
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main, Arlington, TX
"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.