174 Christina Street
North, Sarnia, ON N7T 1T9,
Phone: (519) 331-6408
L. Bruce Ritchie
Bruce is a co-owner of the Artists Co-op By the River, Sarnia, Ontario, a retail location in the cultural district of downtown Sarnia near the Imperial Theatre and the new Judith and Norman Alix Gallery. http://www.acbr.com/artists .
Bruce's body of work has encompassed oil and acrylic painting; digital, 35mm and large format still photography; computer imaging; video; sublimation imaging on metals, ceramics, fabric and other materials; sculpture in soapstone, serpentine, metal and wood; jewellery design. He has pioneered new imaging technologies and continues to be an innovator. He is also a musician (keyboards and classical guitar), composing, performing and producing his own works.
A life-long naturalist, Bruce grew up in Ottawa, constantly involved in the National Museum of Canada and in Scouting. His graphic and photographic images have been published since 1959 when he was a student member of an archaeological expedition to the Yukon Territory.
Bruce is CEO and Chair of FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society (faslink.org). He has founded and operated his own businesses since 1972, (new technologies, manufacturing, imaging, and software), set precedents in family law and courtroom procedure, developed software for business, medical, investigative, and law offices, and led the Great FASD Horseback Ride and Trek across Canada. For his pioneering work in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders he has received awards and been recognized by St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), FIrst Nations (Eagle Feathers) and with the Métis Honour Sash. He is a social activist, involved in both community and national issues. Bruce is a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Art, The Sarnia Photographic Club, Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, and the Sarnia Computer Users Group. He on the Board of Directors of the International Symphony Orchestra, and Community Concerns for the Medically Fragile.
His work can be seen and purchased at the Artists Co-op By the River at 174 Christina Street North, Sarnia, ON. Contact the artist by email at LBruceRitchie@gmail.com or phone 519-331-6408 or through acbr.com for an appointment or to discuss a project or image.
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