Artist Bruce Foxworthy

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As early as I can remember I have been to one degree or another creatively engaged in all sorts of mediums. I started playing piano at age ten and at the same time was equally practicing carving, drawing and painting.
In my middle High School years, I found my first recognition with painting by winning the, Michigan BAA, (Bloomfield Artist Association), semi-annual scholarship for young artists and began formal art classes. I continued off and on taking classes at a local Fine arts and crafts school located next to the Detroit Institute Of Arts.
I started designing and making pierced metal lanterns in the early 70's and in 1973 was a demonstrating artist on the, "Art Train", when it's  venue was in Brighton Michigan.  I began my career in the tool and die/machine tool industry and also began to take my lanterns around Michigan and Ohio Art fairs as I could. I was a participant at the popular Ann Arbor Art Fair for several years. For many years, I was selling my drawings and paintings through the Golden Gallery in down town Brighton, Michigan. I was also involved with making my lanterns at the Renaissance Festivals, near Holly Michigan. Recently one of my Plein Air paintings was in a featured article in the online, Plein Air Magazine.
Upon my retirement, I finally had the opportunity to immerse myself back into painting full time. I joined The Michigan Plein Air Painters, where I met Heiner Hertling, the originator of the PBS show "Your Brush With Nature", now streaming worldwide on Netflix.  Heiner, has been my teacher/mentor ever since. Heiner's style and technique have greatly influenced my own. We continue to paint together on a regular basis and have become great friends. Some others who have influenced my work are Rembrandt, Andrew Wyeth and John Carlson [...]

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