Bruce McCollum

I would like to introduce myself. I spent 25 years in Albuquerque, NM working as a Graphic Artist and musician. I retired in 2010 and eventually moved to Colorado Springs in 2015. In 2018 I got my CDL A license and drove Semi’s over the road in the South East, Mid-West and Western 11 states for the last 16 months. During my time in Albuquerque I ran my own design, print brokering & advertising business and worked contract to bigger agencies. I produced designs for Advertising Specialties, Corporate Identity Packages, Logo’s, Product Packaging, Label Design as well as 4 Color and Spot Color Ads for local and national magazines. I make art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, and as sculpture, poetry & essay’s. I have created several hundred napkin drawings while sitting in my favorite local pubs. The drawings were favorably reviewed in the local Albuquerque street paper The Alibi. I have written and published two books. They can be reviewed at: blurb.com. Search by name. The first is a collection of 110 napkin drawings and “Bar Philosophy”: Napkin Art: A point in Time. The second is a children’s book, based on my poem, If I Had a Tail. Written for 6 to 11 year olds, it is a story of a spirit that travels to earth as a comet and changes into a cat to win the affection of a lonely young girl. From 2013 to 2017 I designed, printed and assembled a set of five 3D, 5”x6” popup Christmas cards. I produced up to 30 of each years design to send to friends and clients. In 2016 and 2017 I taught 2 classes each year at the East library in Colorado Springs on cutting and assembling the card for that year. 12 to 16 participants attended each class; each participant received a CD with printable art and an instruction video. I studied art at Georgetown College in Georgetown Kentucky and computer design, painting and print making at CNM and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I am currently working in oil, painting landscape in the Pike and San Isabel National Forest