TPS Art, Wine and Cheese features wildlife artist Jan. 24

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012

‘Brook Trout,’ by Bruce Bunch. (photo submitted)

For the first demonstration of the year, Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS) will host wildlife artist Bruce Bunch on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. at the TPS gallery in Tryon.
Bunch is an artist and avid outdoorsman and conservationist. When he is camped out beside a stream with his brush in one hand and a fly rod in the other, the scene is reminiscent of Winslow Homer, organizers said.

“Spirit of the Mountains,” a pen and ink illustration by Bruce Bunch. (photo submitted)

Bunch has combined his passions for the arts and the outdoors by creating “Art on the Fly,” a series of birds, dogs and fly fishing art collected by sportsmen and women worldwide.
When Bunch, a licensed pilot, is not painting and camping in the outdoors, he can be found teaching a workshop or lecturing to a group of outdoor enthusiasts. An “out of the box” thinker, Bunch brings a unique approach to teaching, TPS organizers said. They said his style is relaxed and entertaining and relates to people of all ages.
In his earlier life he was an instructor of graphic arts, illustration and typography.
The TPS gallery is located at 26 Maple  Street in Tryon. The public is invited to this event and there is no charge.
For more information about workshops and classes at TPS, contact Christine Mariotti at 828-859-8392 or
– article submitted by Pauline Ross

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