Bruce Sherratt was born in England in 1944, the son of a coal miner. His gift for drawing and painting was recognized early and he began studying art full-time at age fifteen. As a young art student he was inspired by the early surrealist masters. Shortly after obtaining a degree in painting Sherratt fulfilled a youthful ambition by traveling to Mexico where he settled, quickly establishing his own identity as a surrealist painter and exhibiting in Guadalajara, San Francisco and Mexico City.
In the early 1970's Sherratt became interested in theories and the psychology of artistic creativity. He studied for a degree in art education at the University of Wales and later began teaching art. Sherratt became interested in comparative religions and philosophies and in particular the work of Rudolf Steiner, especially the latter's work on colour theory; all of which had a profound effect on his work both as an artist and art educator.
Sherratt has lived and worked in Canada, the United States, Germany, Africa, South America, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Indonesia. His travels deeply effect his work and its development. Nowadays Sherratt's time and energies are focused in Ubud - the art and cultural centre of Bali at his studio (BCAC) where Bruce teaches and inspires all who cross his path.
A Selection in Surrealism
The slideshow below is a selection of Bruce's surrealist work. To view a larger selection of Bruce's work - CLICK HERE.
BCAC, Jl. Raya Andong, Peliatan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia