A pastel drawing titled on label "Gentle Current", 1998, featuring a western river at sunset, the clouds reflecting the colors of last light. The work measures 12" by 8" (23 1/2" by 19 1/2" in silvery framing). The artist, BRUCE PARK (1955-) is a resident of Bozeman, Montana. He attended Humboldt State University at Arcata, California, and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1979. He subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1987. Park's work is in numerous private and corporate collections including that of the Bank of Idaho, the Hyatt Regency of Chicago, and Microsoft of Redmond, Washington, and it has been included in over 170 solo and group exhibitions. A website shows the oil and pastel works by the artist, which most often deal with extensive, wide-open western landscapes. Many impressive works focus on intense thunderhead clouds in the region. On the website, Park's pastels are priced as high as $5100. There is a light vertical scratch in the Plexi covering the work and very light frame wear, otherwise the piece is in excellent condition throughout. There are labels from the Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho, on the backing.
BRUCE PARK (1955-) impressionist pastel drawing of western river at sunset by contemporary Montana artist