Bruce was born ,raised and received his early education in Brockville, Ontario. He graduated from London Teachers' College in 1965 and began a highly successful teaching career that spanned nearly thirty years.
During that career he continued to develop his artistic interests and abilities to enable him to actively exhibit in galleries across the province and in other parts of Canada. While he has experimented with a variety of different mediums over his career, he prefers to work with oil paints because they allow him to work creating sketches outside on location throughout the entire year. These sketches are paintings in their own right, but often serve as inspiration for the larger scale studio canvases which show further exploration and development of the "sketch."
His impressionistic stylism depicts his profound pride in his Canadian Heritage and gives evidence of his wide-ranging travels across the Canadian Landscape.His faithful rendering of changing landscapes,urban and rural settings records his journey with a unique "joie-de-vivre" and optimism.