Bruce Muir

NEWARTISTBruceMuirBorn in Vancouver, Bruce paints realistic portrayals of West Coast wildlife. Shown across Canada and around the world, his originals can be found in numerous public and private collections. Bruce has been named the B.C. Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year; twice. Muir salmon paintings are recognized in this area because his chinook salmon images have been used on Canada’s Sport Fishing License Stamp, several times.

Bruce Muir has become a premier Canadian landscape painter. Evolving from marine seascapes and wildlife, Bruce has been forging new territory, bringing a different viewpoint to British Columbian Landscapes.

Subjects rendered in an immersible perspective are the particular focus of Muir’s work. Choosing viewpoints that are ‘in’ the scene rather than ‘of’ the scene is his calling card. The light-play of sun on water reflecting and refracting on the aluminum bulwark of a commercial fishing vessel might not be a subject commonly held as ‘beautiful’ but Bruce recognizes it as such. Purposefully emotive over and under the surface of water depictions and bird’s eye views of intimate locations of coastal British Columbia have emerged in his recent works.

Bruce has pursued artistic endeavors since childhood with the support of his parents and teachers . At age 15, he became acquainted with Ken Kirkby, who was to become a major influence in his life and his artwork. By 1981 Bruce had devoted himself to painting full time. From that time until present Bruce Muir has participated in many showings of his work, produced 40 or more limited edition prints, won numerous competitions, and been the recipient of several awards including BC Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year and Trout Unlimited Canada’s Artist of the Year.

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25 Comments for “Bruce Muir”

markness

says:

Hard to say. Art Cards generally don’t garner a lot of value.
Any recognized artists’ original work does hold value and will appreciate against inflation.
Prints are more tricky to evaluate than originals, and appraisals are a specialty business.

markness

says:

True, he has done many murals, his latest was for a Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Incidentally my family lived in Winter Harbour in the 80’s and I stopped in at the Scarlet Ibis just last summer.

Tracy Pepin

says:

I have an framed Indian Arm Art Card #9403. Contemporary Canadian Art Card Series #9435 Signed. What would this be worth?

David Hymers

says:

Bruce painted several orca murals on The Scarlet Ibis bar at a small logging camp on N. VAN Island called Holberg back in the late 70s.

David Hymers

says:

Bruce painted several orca murals on The Scarlet Ibis bar at a small logging camp on N. VAN Island called Holders back in the late 70s.

Ginette Jordan

says:

Hi Mark, I have a print of Chinook salmon that I believe was used on the salmon tag. It is numbered 367/500 and signed in pencil mated and framed. I won this at a Fish and Wildlife silent auction Galla so I have no idea of its value. Could you help me out on this please?

W Yoos

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I have a original painting showing 6 orcas whales and signed B. Muir. Had it for a long time. A very long time ago I met Bruce at a charity function and told him I had his whale painting. He seemed very interested and not sure if he believed me. Anyway its still in the family and i wonder whats it valued at.

cheers

markness

says:

I would assume it’s a signed, open edition print.
Artist’s Proofs are typically marked A/P,
Printer’s Proofs P/P, both are often numbered.

Regina Redmond

says:

We have blackfish sound and Indian arm. They are signed by Bruce in pencil and named but no print number or run number. We purchased them in California over 25 years ago as a pair. Is this an artist proof or just a print?

Mary Northwood

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I have an 8″ x 10″ print titled Winter Mists, but can’t find any information about this. Can you help please.

Thank you.

Jan Annis

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Hi, I have a picture by Bruce Muir titled Domain of the Orca. Haven’t been able to locate any info on this one. Any info or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Steve Shelton

says:

Hello,
My husband has a custom framed 24″x36″ signed Limited Edition AT THE HOSPATH RIVER by Bruce Muir signed and numbered #16/50. He purchased it from the Art Bank Gallery in Victoria 15 years ago (has Certificate of Authenticity). We are exploring selling it at this time. If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail.

John

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Hi. I am looking for information on a print titled “Kingdom of the Orca” #259/500 and signed. I have only ever seen one online and it was selling for $2100. There is no date on this. It is large and in frame size 43″ x 31″. What I am asking for is when what this printing and anything else related to it. It seems there is not much or anything at all about this print or painting. This is what it looks like
http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu260/schlomo72/ebay/IMG_0020.jpg

markness

says:

I don’t normally appraise art from secondary markets but I can tell you that Bruce’s work has slowly and steadily increased in value, especially the original paintings.
Any image, print or painting from Bruce Muir is and will continue be collectible.

Chris

says:

Good Day,

I have a limited edition B. Muir called Blackfish Sound. 169/450 dated 1984 I am curious to know a value for this print. Can you help?

Jeanette

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I have a print of Bruce Muir’s titled Otter Cove stock no. 9433 I absolutely love it, wonderful work!! I am curious to know what the value of this print would be.

Ian Johnston

says:

Hello Jennifer

My dad has a “Artist proof – signed copy – custom framed (signed mounting)” of “Skeena Steelhead” he is selling. He is asking for $1500. If you are interested in this – kindly e-mail me and I will reply via e-mail (we live in the Vancouver area). Thanks for your attention to this matter. Ian J

Jennifer :Hello. We bought several prints back in about the year 2000 of Bruce’s work. They are pretty much all that hangs on our walls, with many compliments from all who have seen them. I’m looking at buying a print of “Skeena Steelhead” as we are moving north to Terrace where we will be running another small fishing business and I’d love to have that as part of our collection. Can you contact me with how and where to purchase if possible? Cheers Jennifer

Mark

says:

Good morning. I also have a limited edtion print Masters of the Inlet signed in a copper frame stock number 9431 and Otter Cove stock number 9433 which I purchased sometime back in the 1980’s would also be interested in the value of said items if any?
Thank you very much and have a great day!

Jennifer

says:

Hello. We bought several prints back in about the year 2000 of Bruce’s work. They are pretty much all that hangs on our walls, with many compliments from all who have seen them. I’m looking at buying a print of “Skeena Steelhead” as we are moving north to Terrace where we will be running another small fishing business and I’d love to have that as part of our collection. Can you contact me with how and where to purchase if possible? Cheers Jennifer

GERRY HALL

says:

THANK YOU. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION YOU COULD GIVE ME ON BRUCE MUIR AND HIS WORKS. MY HUSBAND IS A TUGBOAT CAPTAIN, IN MARYLAND, AND WE BOTH APPRECIATE EXCELLENT PAINTINGS AND PRINTS ON AQUATIC LIFE. HE TRULY HAS A GREAT TALENT.

GERRY HALL

says:

I HAVE A SMALL PRINT OF “MASTERS OF THE INLET” BY BRUCE MUIR, SIGNED, IN A COPPER FRAME. IT SAYS CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART CARD SERIES STOCK NO. 9431.
HIS WORK IS BREATH TAKING. IS THERE ANY VALUE ON THIS PIECE?

Denise Stewart

says:

I too have a Reflections of Power print by “Bruce Muir”. There is a pencil number 39 on back in upper right corner.

Maxine Suter

says:

I was on the Mark Penney Gallery and saw Bruce Muir’s paintings. I have a print of his called “Reflections of Power”…it wasn’t in the list of his paintings on this site. Would like to know what this print might be worth. Thank you,

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