Bruce McMillan
Shapleigh, ME

After a career as a photo-illustrator I evolved to watercolors, to interpreting what I see. I paint both on location and from my photos. The voice of my painter grandson is always in mind, "It's a painting; you can do anything." I paint daily and post to my blog, even if it's merely a sketch. Many years ago I minored in art at the University of Maine. I've taken watercolor workshops with Susan Abbott, David Dewey, and Dewitt Hardy, plus oil workshops with Todd Bonita and Carol Marine. I'm a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and the Plein Air Painters of Maine. I'm fortunate to have had a successful career in children's books, illustrated with my photography, with more than forty-five published which garnered many honors and awards. I live in Maine and Vermont. Works in private collections: US, Canada, Iceland and Switzerland. Solo Exhibitions: 2013, 2015, Springvale Public Library, Springvale, ME; Group Exhibitions: 2015, 2016, Plein Air Painters of Maine Great American Paint Out, Boothbay Harbor, ME; 2016, 2017 Jericho Plein Air Festival at the Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, VT; 2016, Barn Gallery Open Juried, Regional Exhibition, Ogunquit, ME; 2017, Undressed, Figures Exhibition, f8 Fine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME; 2017, Plein Air Painters of Maine, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, ME; 2017, Vermont Watercolor Society 2017 Juried Members Spring Exhibition and Awards Show, Waitsfield, VT; 2017, Grand Manan Art Gallery 4th Annual Square Foot Show, Grand Manan Island, NB, Canada; 2017, Best in Show, Port Clyde Art Gallery Third Annual Invitational 10 x 10 Show, Port Clyde, ME; 2017 Vermont Watercolor Society 2017 Juried Members Fall Exhibition and Awards Show, Claremont, NH. Website: