Stephen Bruce

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phone : 916.446.3271
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locale : 1901 Poplar Street, Poplar Studios. Oakland CA 94607

acid paintings on copper and brass

Stephen’s medium of preference is copper, although he appreciates the beauty and unique characteristics of all aging metals.  Stephen describes his work as, “Copper is my canvas and patinas are my pigments”. Stephen is self-taught and over the years has experimented with different chemical formulas, timing and the results on copper.  Each patina develops spontaneously and Stephen is left with the challenge of creating the perfect environment to obtain his unique artistic vision.

Never far from his mind in this creative process is his desire to blend art and nature.  The results are original patinated abstract landscapes and mood pieces on metal.  Stephen’s artwork is one that truly reflects a sense of his soul partnered with an extraordinary industrial flair.