Lauren Bruce

Painting
Franklin Park Arts Center Guest
36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132
Loudoun Valley Cluster, Stop #26

About the Artist

First Week of Spring - 24x30 - oil on canvas
First Week of Spring - 24x30 - oil on canvas

When you look at one of Lauren's paintings, whether it's a green pasture or a mirrored waterfront, you see not simply a landscape but something more profound, as if the true essence of the scene has somehow been communicated. This elusive quality is how Lauren connects with people, using color, composition and lush strokes of paint in order to convey the subtle beauty that is all around us, evoking an experience in the viewer that reaches beyond subject matter. Lauren Bruce has painted from an early age, always knowing that her natural desire and ability to create would be important to her life. Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from James Madison University and continued her studies at the Art School of Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy. Upon graduation, Lauren opened a storefront in Old Town Alexandria where she sold her artwork successfully for 6 years. In order to raise her family, Lauren moved her studio home-based and settled in Western Loudoun. Now with 14 years of professional painting experience, Lauren's career continues to thrive as she balances daily life with numerous projects. Lauren's artwork is frequently exhibited at shows, events, galleries and shops locally and across the East Coast as well as in private and public collections throughout the country. While she is primarily known for her impressionistic oil paintings of landscapes, seascapes and florals, Lauren frequently is commissioned to create drawings, portraits, watercolors, architectural renderings and murals. In addition to being listed in the Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide, Lauren holds active membership in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.

Grazing - 12x16 - oil on canvas
Grazing - 12x16 - oil on canvas
View of the Shenandoah Valley - 11x14 - oil on canvas
View of the Shenandoah Valley - 11x14 - oil on canvas
Three Friends - 8x10- oil on canvas
Three Friends - 8x10- oil on canvas
Northern Harbor - 20x24 - oil on canvas
Northern Harbor - 20x24 - oil on canvas
Grazing on the Farm - 14x18 - oil on canvas
Grazing on the Farm - 14x18 - oil on canvas
On the Mall - 9x12 - oil on canvas
On the Mall - 9x12 - oil on canvas
Lake in Maine - 20x24 - oil on canvas
Lake in Maine - 20x24 - oil on canvas
Fresh Flower Days - 12x16 - oil on canvas
Fresh Flower Days - 12x16 - oil on canvas
Oatlands - 48x60 - oil on canvas
Oatlands - 48x60 - oil on canvas

Offering on tour: Large and small oil paintings, custom notecards, and painting demo.

Loudoun Valley Cluster Stop #26

Visit Lauren Bruce at Franklin Park Arts Center
36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132

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