As Bruce Cull says, he views the world through his own personal imaginative window. Bruce lives in a log home on Bay Lake in Latchford, Ontario. His works are reflections of the environment around him. He describes this relationship as trying “to impart the unique feeling of this area and the north. When you get out on the land there is certain wildness - not an intimidating wildness, but a sense of the power of the land. It is awesome, beautiful, and powerful”. The artist says “My work does not transfer onto canvas or another surface with a visually correct image of the material world as our retinas perceive it, but rather it depicts a particular place, person or sentiment as experienced by all our senses. These experiences are poured through the filters of intellect and spirit. An essence of sensations is arrived at and then in a gut-wrenching solitary act, this essence is given a pictorial life. As a whiff or cedar, or the sound of waves lapping gently against granite a shore brings to mind an entire raft of evocations, so should my work engage each observer in their own particular emotions and memories.”
Bruce Cull was born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario in 1952. He studied art at the Ontario College of Art for four years and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. He has won several awards and has exhibited at the Temiskaming Art Gallery since its second year and frequently at the gallery from then on. His work is in the collections of the City of North Bay and the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.
“Northern Ontario is in my DNA and my soul, so that my eyes can only see through the filter of this unique environment.”