Bruce A. Gomez was born in Denver, Colorado in 1957 and was

educated at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado

at Denver, where he received a degree in Political Science

as well as a degree in Romance Languages.

 

He has been working in pastels for thirty-nine years, full-time

for the past twenty-nine. Entirely self-taught, Bruce works exclusively

in that medium on cold-pressed watercolor paper. In addition,

he has taught for the last twenty years at the Ah Haa

School in Telluride, CO, where he has been one of the school's

highest-rated instructors, consistently.

 

He has appeared in numerous Pastel Invitational shows as well as

Plein Air Invitationals including The Denver Golden Triangle Invitational,

and The Sedona Plein Air Festival, in which he won The

Collector's Choice Award, The Artists Choice Award, and received

one of five Merit Awards in 2011 and the Merit A wards in 2012.

His artistic influences range from Paleolithic art up to Alfred Sisley,

Maxfield Parrish, Juan Gris, and Gustav Klimt. He is singularly

fortunate enough to travel to and paint in such wonderful places

as Telluride, Paris, Rome, and Moab. He goes out and looks to

capture that one unique and spectacular moment of life, whether

in the mountains, in an urban setting, possibly slogging through

a deluge, snowshoeing in -10°F, or painting plein air in 101°F .

 

"I pride myself in painting something that anyone can see

themselves if they hang around: no exaggerations, no symbolism,

and no implied metaphor."

Bruce A. Gomez was born in Denver, Colorado in 1957 and was

educated at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado

at Denver, where he received a degree in Political Science

as well as a degree in Romance Languages.

 

He has been working in pastels for thirty-nine years, full-time

for the past twenty-nine. Entirely self-taught, Bruce works exclusively

in that medium on cold-pressed watercolor paper. In addition,

he has taught for the last twenty years at the Ah Haa

School in Telluride, CO, where he has been one of the school's

highest-rated instructors, consistently.

 

He has appeared in numerous Pastel Invitational shows as well as

Plein Air Invitationals including The Denver Golden Triangle Invitational,

and The Sedona Plein Air Festival, in which he won The

Collector's Choice Award, The Artists Choice Award, and received

one of five Merit Awards in 2011 and the Merit A wards in 2012.

His artistic influences range from Paleolithic art up to Alfred Sisley,

Maxfield Parrish, Juan Gris, and Gustav Klimt. He is singularly

fortunate enough to travel to and paint in such wonderful places

as Telluride, Paris, Rome, and Moab. He goes out and looks to

capture that one unique and spectacular moment of life, whether

in the mountains, in an urban setting, possibly slogging through

a deluge, snowshoeing in -10°F, or painting plein air in 101°F .

 

"I pride myself in painting something that anyone can see

themselves if they hang around: no exaggerations, no symbolism,

and no implied metaphor."