Bruce Grinstead was born in Heidelberg, Germany, but raised under the sweltering Southwest skies of New Mexico and Texas. He then migrated to Canada to enjoy the snow?
Bruce’s art is often inspired by cultural myth and anthropologic archetypes, which are displayed through painting compositions, sculptures, and literature. Through time his art became influenced by the Mexican art movement – Spanish artists such as Goya, Dali and Rivera, as well as by the technical and spiritual aspects of Durer and Da Vinci.
Technical Illustration and Graphic Design has also been a facet of his creative process. He continues to illustrate and write for a myriad of public and private industries, including U.S. and Canadian defense contractors. Often, this experience finds its way into Bruce’s works.
Bruce’s interest in Graphic Software and Tablet technology has inspired him to occasionally amuse himself with a Wacom Tablet and Corel Painter, as well as Adobe Photoshop.
I enjoy learning about different cultures and their spiritual beliefs, and I try to incorporate this with honor in various art forms that reflects the human condition. This incorporation sometimes includes influences from my technical background, representations of the perfection of Divinity by use of design and pattern, or maybe symbolic imagery to transpose a cultural stigma.
My only hope as an artist is to give the viewer pause – to touch something within them…to strike a chord, whether it be in tune within them, or not.
The marriage of spirit, soul and sense through art…the journey of the creative process, as opposed to the final product, is what calls me to return again to the experience of expression.
The Marriage of Spirit, Soul and Sense through Creative Expression