Bruce Muirhead, Painter and Printmaker

I am a painter and printmaker. I find that working in both media supports my artistic efforts. My imagery has been described as Romantic Realism and reflects ideas about paradoxes and differences, a combination of the real and imagined world. The women in the prints and paintings project dream-like qualities and live in a realm where objects and images float in and out of focus like reflections in a mirror. The landscapes are from memory and imagination. Most are of Upstate New York and New England. They are views of distance, space, light and horizon. The receding frames or windows are a formal device for focusing my memory and dealing with peripheral vision. They are a sort of viewfinder. I am interested in the paradox between window and picture; and the difference between vision and the painted surface.