Bruce Tinch, Fine Artist

Contemporary Abstract Artist
original paintings • fine art photography


Landscape PaintingsHacienda Series
Landscape PaintingsLiving Color Series
Landscape PaintingsNova Series
Landscape PaintingsMinimal Series
Landscape PaintingsHeart to Heart Series

Abstract PaintingsPaintings
Landscape PaintingsPhotography


Landscape PaintingsPhotography
Landscape PaintingsOil Paintings


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Wildflower Painting 3   Wildflower Painting 4    
Wildflower Painting 5   Nature Paintings, Bass Underwater    
Wildflower Painting 6   Wildflower Painting 7    
Wildflower Painting 8   Wildflower Painting 9    
Wildflower Painting 10   Wildflower Painting 11    


My undergraduate degree was obtained at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. It was there that I had the privilege of studying with master teacher and painter, the late Jerry Newman. Jerry instilled in all his students a love for nature and a love of paint. In addition, the land that I purchased in East Texas put me right in the heart of nature and especially the beauty of Texas wildflowers in the spring. It was a natural fit for me.

The random patterns, textures, colors and shapes were abundant in the rural landscape around the Palestine area as well as the majestic pine trees. I began a life-long love affair for painting these images. As I progressed with the wildflower painting series, I felt compelled to express my gratitude to our former first lady, Mrs. Ladybird Johnson. I became very involved with the Ladybird Johnson National Wildflower Research Center located in Austin, Texas. I had several occasions to personally express my deep respect and appreciation to Mrs. Johnson.

I visit the subject of wildflowers from time to time now, and each time I do, I am re-inspired by the magnificence of the landscape of Texas, the power of the teachings of Jerry Newman, and the far-reaching environmental contributions of Mrs. Johnson. All these influences, feelings and emotion are expressed in each of these original oil paintings of Texas wildflowers.



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

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