*Bruce Graham

*Bruce Graham

Bruce Graham is a western artist known for his ability to capture dramatic light and color in his oil paintings.

Born in 1961 in New York City, he spent his childhood in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Although he was raised on the East Coast, Bruce had an early connection to cowboys and western art. During the heyday of large western cattle ranches, his grandfather owned the famous Two Dot Ranch, near Cody, Wyoming. As part of a family with historical roots in the Big Horn Basin, Bruce was surrounded by the stories and artifacts of life on the Two Dot. He was fascinated by his grandfather's collection of western art, which included pieces by Russell, Bierstadt, and Moran. From an early age, Graham was inspired to make a life for himself which included both art and the western lifestyle.

His subject matter, which is unified by his use of color and light, ranges from cowboys and horses to Native Americans and landscapes.  "At this point in my career, it's not just the subject matter that informs my work. Instead, I'm driven by the act of painting itself. Every day is a study in light, color, value, and brush strokes. I'm inspired to carry on the tradition of western artists who came before me - artists who captured images of the west in bold and adventurous ways."  

His studio is located at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains in Buffalo, Wyoming.