Summer Job is the title of this highly textured oil painting by Massachusetts artist Bruce Wood. Created in 2012, the image captures a moment in the life of a young lobster fisherman in Maine.
This painting was exhibited at the Lyme Art Association's Associate Members exhibition in 2012. The exhibition label is affixed to the backing board.
Wood's work is inspired by the the 19th Century American Impressionists and Tonalists. However, the scene is invigorated by his training as a contemporary artist.
The 20" x 24" image is on stretched canvas. It is framed in a traditional plein air styled gold-metal leafed wooden frame measuring 27"x31".
Bruce Wood is a painter of New England marine and countryside scenes. As a teen, Wood learned plain air landscape painting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he studied with Emile Gruppe and a variety of Cape Ann marine painters. He went on to formal art training at Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA).
Currently he is the oil painting conservator and director of the Woodshed Gallery in Franklin, Massachusetts, and an active member of the Lyme Art Association, Cape Cod Art Association, Wellesley Society of Artists and several other New England art associations.
Bruce Wood's prints and paintings are in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the University of Alabama, and the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois.
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