Bruce Woodward

Award-winning artist Bruce Woodward has painted the mid-Atlantic, from the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore to the Appalachians of western Maryland, for over four decades. His work pays tribute to the legacies of vanishing landscapes and ways of life, preserving the stories of disappearing farmlands and their structures as well as those of dwindling numbers of watermen, their workboats and lifestyles. His watercolor and acrylic paintings record with authenticity and atmosphere these transient images. His personal relationship with the natural world has led to recent work which embraces man's intimacy with nature in a different way, through the sport of fly-fishing, celebrating our human connection with the natural world through recreation. He beckons us to walk where he has walked, to see what he has seen.

Bruce has particular skill in bringing his sensitive perceptions of landscape and waterscape to expressive reflection on the spirit of a place, capturing the light and atmosphere of a fleeting moment in time. Color, light, and texture take on luminous impact in his work.

Art educator as well as artist, Bruce holds advanced degrees in art. He is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and has exhibited in numerous solo shows and exhibitions at galleries and other venues, including solo shows at the National Institutes of Health and the National Wildlife Federation Headquarters Gallery. He has participated in the prestigious Easton Waterfowl Festival for over thirty five years.

Bruce divides his time among commissioned pieces of work, pursuit of his own works of interest, and the teaching of painting. His Cedar Run Studio, at the edge of Piney Run Lake in central Maryland, affords him much opportunity to interpret the beauty and unique appeal of the area's diversity and to chronicle through painting those sights that give us pause and bring us to peaceful reflection, that take us to a moment in time.