Bruce Bitter

Bruce Bitter

Graphics/Printmaking/Drawing

Growing up on the Jersey shore, I was just another beach and surf bum. In fact, as a freshman in High School, the one Art Teacher had no use for me what so ever and had me thrown out of class. Some private training got me going and into college. After graduating with a BFA in studio art, I got a job in Philadelphia as a Graphic Designer. I also started creating large serigraphs in small editions and exhibiting them in the Philadelphia. I then got married and lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey for 25 years. During that time, I got into realistic imagery incorporating 10 to 15 color separations depicting everything from a series of Philadelphia street vendors, Industrial sites and Victorian home facades. Encouraged by numerous trips to the tropics, I created a genre of beach images, which evolved into a variety of techniques from Serigraphs to Pastels and Mixed Media. My wife then packed our son and I up and moved us to a new job in Austin, Texas where we have lived for 20 years. In my current work I go back to my printmaking roots using Serigraphy as a means to create Monoprints, one of a kind Mixed Media pieces utilizing Printmaking as the main medium. I silkscreen layers of transparent color on Paper and Canvas inserting other media from handmade paper to pastel. I have created a series of abstract pieces loosely based on Landscapes. My work focuses not so much on a particular place but on color, texture and design. No philosophy here. I let my work speak for itself. I do try to keep up with current trends in art and popular culture. I strive to always push the creative envelope while producing the best work possible... Still in Austin, Texas with my wife and 2 Dachshunds. Our son, a graduate of The University of Texas, Austin also lives and works in Austin.

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