Bruce Peil


Bruce was born and raised in Oklahoma and now resides in Athens, Texas.  He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America,  the co-founder of the Outdoor Painters Society, and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists.  His paintings are widely collected and he is primarily known for his landscape paintings.  "No matter what the subject matter is, it's that fleeting moment in time and the feeling of the light and air, that I strive most to capture in my paintings.  I want the viewer to feel as though they are experiencing that moment in time.  My goal is to capture the truth about the subject without over embellishment of color or too many unimportant details that can distract the eye from the main idea. The feeling of the light and air."

 " There are many artists who have influenced me and whose work I admire.  Besides the obvious Sargent, Zorn, and Sorolla,  there were living artists like Wilson Hurley, Robert Lougheed, John Clymer, Clyde Aspevig, James Reynolds, John Encinias, and so many more whose work had a big influence on me at the beginning of my art career.  I discovered these great artists paintings at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City when I was first beginning to paint.  As a new artist, having access to paintings of this quality, and the artists who created them,  confirmed the direction I wanted my work to take and gave me a goal that I will always be striving to achieve.   But as much as I admire these great painters works,  my goal has always been to let my own style evolve naturally and to make my own statement. "



2011------------Art Journey America, Landscapes,  North Light Publishers

2010-April----Southwest Art Magazine, Texas Artist's

2004-Feb.----Southwest Art Magazine, Moments in Time

2004-Feb.----Southwest Art Magazine, Cover Artist

2000-Nov.---Southwest Art Magazine, Artist To Watch

2002-May----Daniel Smith Ink-Spot Newsletter, Plein-Air Painting by Bruce Peil

2001-Sept.---The Artist's Magazine, Tapping the Essence, by Bruce Peil

2000-Aug.---Art Talk Magazine

1999----------Art of the American West, Rockport Publishers


Invitational Shows:      

2019------------Okla. Society of Impressionist, Fred Jones Art Museum, Norman, Oklahoma

2019------------Bosque Arts Center, Fine Art Auction, Clifton, Texas

2019------------Art on the Llano Estacado, Museum of TTU , Lubbock, TX.

2019------------Virtuosos of the OPA, Cutter & Cutter Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida

2019------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2018------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla, City

2018------------Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla.  OSI Show

2018------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2017------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla. City

2017------------Vernon Filley Invitational Art Show & Sale, Pratt, Kansas

2017------------Haley Memorial Library Show & Sale, Midland, TX.

2017------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2016------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2016------------Oklahoma Society of Impressionist, Okla. State University Art Museum

2016------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla. City

2015------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla. City

2015------------Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, New York City

2014thru2017----Haley Memorial Library Show & Sale, Midland, TX.

2014------------Winter Group Show, American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2013 thru 2017---Miniature  Show, Collectors Covey Gallery, Dallas TX.

2013------------Laumeister Show, Bennington Art Center, Bennington, Vermont

2013------------Texas Masters Show, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX.

2004 thru 2012---Albuquerque Museum of Art annual Miniature Show

2002 thru 2009--Gilcrease Museum of Art annual Miniature Show

2010------------Texas Stampede Show, State Capitol Building

2001------------Arts For The Parks Top 100,  Awarded Grand Teton Merit Award

2001-2002----American Miniatures, Settlers West Galley, Tucson, Arizona

2001------------Impressions of the West, Jackson, Wyoming

2000-2001----Tucson Plein-Air Invitational, Tucson, Arizona

1999------------ACA  Show, Best of Show and First Place-Oil and Grumbacher Gold

1999------------Awarded Signature Membership, Oil Painters of America

1996------------Bosque Conservatory of Art Show

1995------------San Augustine Cradle of Texas Show, First Place-Oil

1994------------San Augustine Cradle of Texas Show, Best of Show and Judges Choice

1994------------New Mexico Art League Show, Peoples Choice Award

1993------------Breckenridge Art Center, First Place-Oil


Personal Shows:


2014---Two Man Show,   w/Phil Starke, Grapevine Gallery, Oklahoma City

2014---One Man Show,   Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, TX.

2014---One Man Show,    Grapevine Gallery,  Oklahoma City

2013---Three Man Show, w/Sculptors  Kent Ullberg & Herb Mignery, Grapevine Gallery

2012---Two Man Show,   w/Sculptor  Kent Ullberg, Grapevine Gallery, Okla. City

2011---One Man Show,   Grapevine Gallery, Oklahoma City

2010--One Man Show,    Grapevine Gallery, Oklahoma City

2009--One Man Show,    Grapevine Gallery, Oklahoma City

2003--One Man Show,   Mockingbird Gallery,  Bend Oregon

2002--One Man Show,   Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming

2001--One Man Show,    Ann Hughes Gallery,  Dallas, TX.

1997---One Man Show,   Breckenridge Art Center

1995--One Man Show,    Red River Art Association



Oil Painters of America-----Signature member

Outdoor Painters Society---Co-Founder/ Signature Member

Oklahoma Society of Impressionists



American Legacy Gallery
Kansas City, Missouri - 1-816-444-7944

Art on the Llano Estacado Show
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Bosque Art Center Auction
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Bruce Peil Studio
Athens, Texas - 903- 681-1542

Collectors Covey Gallery
Dallas, TX. - 214-521-7880

Grapevine Gallery
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 405 830 2057

Hueys Fine Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico - 505-820-6063

Settlers West Galleries
Tucson, Arizona - 520-299-2607

Valerosa Gallery
Tyler, Texas - 903-504-5249

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