Oil Paintings

​Bruce Berlow

my story

Bruce Berlow is a retired physician. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and received his BA in English and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, he trained in Pediatrics and completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of California, San Diego. He practiced at the Sansum Medical Clinic in Santa Barbara, CA for 18 years, and Shoreline Allergy and Asthma Associates in Mystic and East Lyme, CT for 14 years. He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Golf Digest, Working Mother, Child, Men’s Fitness, Flower and Garden, Cats Magazine, The Absolute Sound, and many other publications. His paintings and photographs have been exhibited in juried shows since 2004, and two of his works have been featured as covers for the Annals of Internal Medicine. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Lee Southerland, a fellow artist.





Artist’s Statement

For me, it’s all about composition. It’s no coincidence that the writer, the composer, and the visual artist all use the same term. What each calls a composition is an arrangement of parts to form an aesthetic whole: a series of words to convey a thought, a sequence of sounds over time to create a melody, a pattern of light and hue to portray an image.

Artistic composition fulfills our yearning to transcend the ordinary. It is the scaffold upon which the artist expresses emotion and beauty.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY


Publication Covers:


Archives of Internal Medicine 2003;163, Apr 14, Cover Photo
Archives of Internal Medicine 2003:163, July 14, Cover Photo

Juried Shows:

Mystic Arts Center – Photo Show XXVI, 2004
Mystic Arts Center – Photo Show XXVII, 2005
Connecticut College Arboretum Photo Contest, 2006 – Second Place
Mystic Arts Center – Photo Show XXVIII, 2006 – Honorable Mention
Mystic Arts Center – 51st Regional Show, 2007
Mystic Arts Center – Photo Show XXIX, 2007
Mystic Arts Center – The Written Word, 2008
Mystic Arts Center - Photo Show XXX, 2008
Mystic Arts Center - Long and Lean, 2010
Mystic Arts Center – Photo Show XXXII, 2010
Mystic Arts Center – 55th Regional Show, 2011
Lyme Art Association – Deck the Walls! – 2011
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Artwalk Indoor Show, 2013
Channing Peake Gallery – Inside/Outside: Santa Barbara Art Association, 2014
Semana Nautica Art Show – 2014
Semana Nautica Art Show – 2015
Semana Nautica Art Show - 2016
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Artwalk Indoor Show, 2015
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History – Artwalk Indoor Show, 2016

Semana Nautica Art Show - 2017

The Art of Making Music - Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration - 2017

Invited Shows:


Mystic Arts Center – Elected Artists Show 2009
Mystic Arts Center – Elected Artists Show 2010
Mystic Arts Center – Elected Artists Show 2011

Galleries:

The Brick Gallery, Essex, CT 2005-2006

Memberships:

Elected Artist, Mystic Arts Center
Member, Santa Barbara Art Association
Member, SCAPE (Southern California Artists to Protect the Environment)

Press:


​Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press, Dec 13-19, 2013

Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press, Sept 26, 2016