Name: Bruce Ritchie
Firm: L. Bruce Ritchie Gallery
Title: Owner / Artist
Specialty: Mixed media painting and photography
Address1: 2448 Hamilton Road
City: Bright's Grove, ON
Postal_Code: N0N 1C0
Memo: A life-long naturalist, Bruce Ritchie's graphic and photographic images have been published since 1959 when as a youth he was a student member of an archaeological expedition to the Yukon Territory. In the 1980’s he owned a graphics company in Toronto providing imaging on brass and other media. His work evolved into software development and computer imaging. In 2007 he led the Great FASD Horseback Ride and Trek across Canada, from Halifax to Victoria, photographing the country from coast to coast.
His work has encompassed oil and acrylic painting; digital, 35mm and large format still photography; computer imaging; video; sublimation dye imaging on metals and other materials; sculpture in soapstone, serpentine, metal and wood; jewellery design. He has pioneered new imaging technologies and continues to be an innovator.
Mixed media combines two or more art forms into a single expression of the artist's intent. Bruce's original images are digitized and edited using computer tools in the same manner as traditional darkroom techniques, paintbrushes, airbrush, pallet knife, pencils, charcoal, Conté crayon and pastels. The mixed media painting is created in archival pigments and acrylics on archival canvas. Taking advantage of the Fresnel effect, the acrylics give the image a rich, 3D quality.
Your favourite images can be converted to beautiful paintings. Family, pets, hobbies, homes, boats, special interests, your favourite photo, etc. Create a heritage piece for yourself, family, friends or business, to be enjoyed in your lifetime and passed down through the generations.
Bruce also does on-location photo sessions.
Sarnia Lambton Artists Studio Tour, Sarnia, ON - First weekend of October
Sarnia Artwalk (Summer and Winter), Sarnia, ON - June
Gallery in the Grove, Art in the Park, Bright's Grove, ON - September
Lawton Gallery, Sarnia, ON
Imperial Theatre, Sarnia, ON
Muskoka Arts and Crafts Show, Bala, ON
Dockside Art Show, Gravenhurst, ON
First Friday, Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia, ON
Sarnia Photographic Club - SPC
Sarnia Computer Users Goup - SCUG
Sarnia Lambton Arts Council - SLAC
Lawrence House Centre for the Arts - LHCA
Sarnia Artists Workshop - SAW
International Symphony Orchestra - ISO (Board of Directors)