Live with Beauty.

Art inspires, connects, and moves us in inexplicable ways. Art opens up conversation, brightens a space, changes our mood.

It isn’t just matching your painting to your sofa or your rug with a color swatch. Good art wakes you up, stops you in your tracks, makes you want to come home to see it after a long day’s work.

I discovered this when I was a young art student studying painting and art history in Southern France.

The landscape in Provence was so beautiful, but painting it realistically didn’t really get to the heart of the feeling I had there. I wanted to create in a way that felt original, authentic and personal. I began to paint abstractly, giving emotion and meaning to the natural environment I was experiencing through expressive color and design.

At work.

Fast-forward many years, and my exploration of abstract painting continues. In 2006, I began to explore the intersection of art and science, still maintaining a commitment to beautiful design and color. This shift occurred after reading work by physicists Richard Feynman, Alan Lightman, and Brian Greene; looking at protein crystals and cells at the microscopic level; and sifting through my collections of seed pods, seaweed, rocks, leaves and other objects gleaned from various hiking trips. I started creating work inspired by science and nature.

Through art I uncover the beauty of the natural world- from a cell to an orbiting planet to a tree shedding leaves.

Art can brighten your world too.

From one piece to an entire collection, art adds joy and color to your life.

Most works on my site are for sale. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing anything, or if you have a commission. I have work available in a variety of price points, color schemes and sizes!

"Push," mixed media on paper, on display at a happy collector's home.

"Push," mixed media on paper, on display at a happy collector's home.

Commission of four works on paper, installed in a client's home. For information about commissions, email me at jbrucker@icloud.com.

Commission of four works on paper, installed in a client's home. For information about commissions, email me at jbrucker@icloud.com.


One could argue that art serves no functional value, but to me it carries the unspoken treasure of our emotions and expression of beauty, albeit in the eye of the beholder, which would otherwise be forgone through the daily minutiae.
— Alex Plotkin, Art Collector

Want more details on my background, like my education and exhibition history? You can view my artist resume and curriculum vitae here.