Bio: Bruce Stanfield, born 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has had a number of creative endeavors, including music, photography, writing, automobile customizing. But painting has always been a main stay throughout his life. To quote him “ with everything going digital (which I do embrace) I find painting with a brush and real paint is raw, primitive and satisfying in so many different ways
and on so many different levels”. Stanfield was a musician in his early twenties, playing in garage bands and recording local bands for a record label he co-founded called “Suicide city”. In his late twenty’s and early thirty’s he was an award winning photographer, with Hamilton city’s largest “drive in” studio focusing on commercial and industrial work. Later he wrote articles and supplied photographs to national and international magazines. In his mid thirty’s Bruce worked on cruise ships as an entertainer and host. There he met his wife Kimberley and both moved their careers back into the art business working as Art Directors for Princess Cruises fine arts(Global Fine Arts) working with and promoting major living artists and having the distinction of selling original works of art by masters such as Picasso and Chagall. A permanent move to North America in 1999, found Bruce painting again and Canada becoming his second home. Now painting is on a whole different level now with his young daughter setting up her easel and borrowing Dads paints! Bruce is currently setting up a new studio, in the heart of north east Ontario with the view to opening a gallery to showcase not only his art but other artists. To quote him “ I am keen to help young artists as I know how difficult it is to get started.