Bruce Handford

Award-Winning American Watercolor Painter


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"Painting with Bravura" exhibit ~ April 12 to May 3, 2015

Riding the Wind

Watercolor

22 x 30

$2,225

Harbor Entrance

Watercolor

18 x 24

$1,600

Southern Retreat

Watercolor

15 x 22

$1,450

Country Quiet

Watercolor

11 x 15

$650

Sunlight and Shadows

Watercolor

22 x 30

$2,450

Country Homestead

Watercolor

18 x 24

$1,600


Bruce Handford

"Watercolor is a moving, living, spontaneous media"

Bruce Handford is an award-winning watercolor artist painting in a style that reflects the best traditions of American watercolorists. His paintings have a purity and energy created with fresh colorful washes and emboldened by his strong free-form drawing technique that gives structure to the work. His exaggerated architectural shapes almost give human personalities to buildings, while the minimalist figures in his paintings give a sense of scale and life to each scene.


Bruce Handford Biography

Born and raised in upstate New York, Handford now resides in Virginia traveling to paint various locales along the East Coast and throughout New England. Coastal harbors, sailing, and landscapes are favorite subjects. Entertaining the viewer with strong light and shadow, Handford’s loose painterly style captures the essence of the subject while focusing on the feeling and mood of the moment. He often works en plein air to more accurately capture the quality of light and color of the subject.

Although mostly self-taught, Handford has studied with many internationally reknown artists. He is a signature member in the National Watercolor Society, the North East Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and Watercolor West. He was featured in the Fall 2007 issue of the American Artist Watercolor magazine article titled "The Art of Storytelling". Handford was previewed in the June 2006 issue of the American Art Collector magazine for his classic transparent watercolor style. In June 2012 Bruce is featured on the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine with an article, "Spirited Strokes."

He is an elected member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters. His award-winning artwork has been shown in international, national, and regional exhibitions, and many of his paintings are included in corporate and private collections across the country. He is currently in demand to conduct workshops and give demonstrations along the East Coast.

McBride Gallery is pleased to represent the works of Bruce Handford.

Sun on the Hay

Watercolor

15 x 22

$1,450


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