Bruce R. Stam Fine Art

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Recent Works

Recent Paintings

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Farm View

Oil on Linen

9 X 12

$375

Beach Sunset
Oil on Linen
12 X 16
$575
Beach Sunset
Oil on Linen
12 X 16
$575








Afternoon Storm
Oil on Linen
20" X 16
$950
Afternoon Storm
Oil on Linen
20" X 16
$950

Sunset on the Mesa

Oil on Linen

12 X 24

$900

"First Wheels"

Oil on Linen, 11" X 14"

$475



Recent Awards




2016  Best & Brightest, Scottsdale Artists School, Painting                          purchased for Permanent Collection

2015 Second Place Award - Oils  Glendale Arts Council

2015 Purchase Award  Glendale Arts Council

2014 Purchase Award, Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Oil Painting

Bruce R. Stam is best known for his landscapes of the Western United States, in which the effects of light are featured.  The work is primarily in oils and based on many field studies, or plein air studies that he completes as he travels throughout the West.  Historically, artists have depicted the western landscape to bring its beauty into homes and museums.


A painterly approach is used featuring bold brush strokes, which allows the viewer to make many interpretations of their own.  Bruce has studied with William Scott Jennings, Matt Smith, Keith Bond and Kate Starling.  


Colorful interplays of light and shadow are explored in each piece.  Paint colors are often mixed on the canvas to enhance the glow of western light.




My painting process almost always begin with a study painted "on-site," or refered to as "plein air."  Here I am on Agate Beach, near Newport, Oregon, painting.  A beautiful day but very windy.  

Upon returning to my studio in Phoenix, I used my plein air study to create this 9" X 12" painting.  Most of my final paintings are done this way.

"Grandma's Day"

Oil on Linen

28" X 24"

This oil painting is from a photo of my grandmother on her wedding day in Holland in the early 1900's.

Have a similar photo or idea?  Let me know and perhaps we can develop a painting for you.