Bruce Cheever, b. 1958, Payson, Utah, United States
Interested in art as a child, Bruce Cheever embarked on a career as a fine artist after spending many years as an illustrator. It was during those years that he discovered his affinity for tonalism and luminism. Cheever’s atmospheric and bucolic landscapes are suggestive of the Renaissance era. His passion for the landscape is driven by the never-ending search for beauty. Today, Cheever’s studio paintings take shape from the inspiration he gathers from his travels. Whether painting a rural scene in the American West or a pastoral European landscape, his art is emerging with a style of its own. Cheever credits his education at Brigham Young University and a professional career as an illustrator as prime training ground in both observation and discipline. Cheever has had the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world, capturing the beauty of the landscape in his paintings. His love of the Western American landscape has been a hallmark of his success.