Bruce Kevin Bates grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida, and currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida.
Since early childhood Bruce has had a passion for drawing and painting, and has always enjoyed sketching and painting the people and places around him.
While his artwork usually depicts realistic images, he often uses heightened colors, textures, and swirling brush strokes in his works to communicate his thoughts and feelings about the universal energy he feels surrounds us, and connects us all together.
His favorite medium is oil, but he continues to experiment with new materials and techniques. He often employs “Old Master” techniques in his works, combined with new methods that he has developed over the years through experimentation.
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Honors from Pratt Institute in New York, and has exhibited his work throughout the state of Florida.