In a visual, as well as musical, career spanning 38 years, Bruce Tinch has committed his life to art. He intimately paints his emotions. After receiving a B.F.A. from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas, Bruce went on to earn a MFA, Masters Degree in Fine Art, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
While pursuing his degree, Bruce developed a real love for Southwest landscape and Native American Indian design concepts. He has always had a passion for expressive fresh paint, the beauty of nature, and a true dedication to hard work. During his many years of formal education with some of the most influential artists today, such as James Surles, Roger Winter and Jerry Newman, Bruce worked prolifically producing volumes of art, which immediately went to countless collections all over the world.
Bruce has always followed his passion for various influences. His career has taken many interesting directions which led him to work with influential people such as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Reba McEntire, Don Henley, The Eagles, ZZ Top, The Trammell Crow Company, Lady Bird Johnson and many more. But his common driving force has always been the process of creating art either with a camera, a guitar or a paintbrush.
In 1990, after a visit to Monet’s studio in France, Bruce committed his passion for painting even further and bought farm land in East Texas to build a huge painting studio in the remote countryside. Bruce and his wife, Amy, currently reside at his East Texas studio/spa, “Spirit Valley,” which serves as his personal art gallery, as well as his studio space.