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Artist Bruce Bitter


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Biography



   Growing up on the Jersey shore, I was just another surf bum hanging out in Seaside Heights, N.J. ....Now famous for it's T.V. series "The Jersey Shore"  I can't say I always wanted to become an artist since the age of 3 or 5 or 10.  I did have Art Lessons, however, That was after I got thrown out of the one Art class St. Joseph's High School offered.  Catholic school was not big on the arts back then. After graduating college with a BFA in Studio Art, I got a job in Philadelphia as a Graphic Designer. I also started creating large serigraphs in small editions and exhibiting them in the Philadelphia area.  I then got married and lived in Haddonfield , New Jersey for 25 years. During that time I got into realistic imagery  incorporating 10 to 15 color separations depicting everything from a series of Philadelphia street vendors, Industrial sites and victorian home facades.   Encouraged by numerous trips to the tropics, I created a genre of beach images, which  evolved into  a variety of techniques from Serigraphs to Pastels and Mixed Media.  My wife then packed our son and I up and moved us to a new job in Austin, Texas  ....  In my current work I go back to my printmaking roots  using Serigraphy as a means to create  One of a kind  pieces .   I apply silkscreen layers of transparent color on Paper and Canvas inserting other media from handmade paper to pastel.  I have created  a series of abstract pieces, loosely based on Landscapes.  My work mainly employs Printmaking methods . Screenprinting " A stencil process in which color applied is forced through silk or fine synthetic mesh cloth with a squeegee. I don't use a stencil always, I like to just pull colors [...]

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