Bruce Buchanan is a realist landscape painter working in watercolour - a medium he has mastered over many years. He considers watercolour to be a beautiful medium for the way it runs, precipitates, and always threatens to misbehave. The infinite combinations of various pigments and intensities of tone in watercolour provide the basis of mood which is essential to his work.
Prior to painting full time, Bruce was an architect and has a natural understanding of structure, form, perspective, scale and detail of buildings. The combination of man-made elements with natural landscape features in a lot of his work. He has an affinity with historic places and materials. The way shadows fall on corrugated iron and brickwork, the way glass reflects the light, the sky and other objects, makes them compellingly tactile materials worthy of infinite interpretation.