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In 2013, having been a professional artist since 1995, I was inspired to simplify and create a new series of artwork, and through using only pencil and charcoal I found a voice initially with this artwork, a captivating blend of ideas. They have the appearance of the photography that has always been a fascination of mine, but they are created entirely by hand, in a loose photorealistic style. This medium and style underpins my current series, and provides continuity across a wide range of subject matter.

Beyond this contemporary diversion, my creative projects still involve photography, and I travel sporadically into deeply remote places in search of both myself and new material, through which I then express my love of landscape and how people interact with it. I am currently planning three dimensional installations incorporating diverse mediums, and a range of surrealist oil paintings. These drawings are a tranquil prequel to a creative explosion, at least in my own mind.

Current series AWARDS and MENTIONS
Winner 2016 - Nelson Art Expo Pomeroy's award
Winner 2016 - Signature Piece Award - NZ Art Show
Bruce Mortimer chosen as resident ASB/NZ Art Show artist for 2016
Finalist 2015 - Signature Piece Award -NZ Art Show
Featured in The New Zealand Artist Magazine in 2015
Bruce Mortimer was top seller at the National Art Exhibition in 2015
Finalist in 2014 with this artwork - Parkin Prize
Represented by Red Peach Gallery, Napier, New Zealand since 2014

website by MORR gallery / Bruce Mortimer copyright 2016