Peter Bruce (b. 1949) large pastel & gouache of an Impala antelope, signed and dated '87, framed under glass
100 x 70cm
Peter Bruce (B1949) was born in Annan in the Southwest of Scotland and moved with his family to Naivasha, Kenya at the age of six.
His father, being a Vet, and living on a Ranch in Kenya's Rift Valley, soon stimulated his interest in wildlife. By the time Peter was ten his interest in painting had taken a firm hold and he was always sketching or painting the African wildlife. At the age of fourteen he won first prize at the Royal Nairobi Show for a painting of a Kudu bull.
His award winning artwork started to be exhibited regularly during his school career. As well as painting professional since the early 1980s he was also the manager of a 110,000 acre private game reserve in Namibia, where he had the opportunity to work, as well as hand-raise many species of wildlife. Because of his unique experiences and diverse talents, people often commission him to create one of a kind paintings to commemorate their Safari experience.