Bruce Cascia received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He paints in a photo-realistic style. He uses oils mostly and occasionally acrylics. His initial images were of solitary diners, truck-stops, and motorcycles all placed in dramatic vistas of the American southwest. They call to mind the romance of the vast open spaces and the freedom of the open road. Eight of Bruce’s bike paintings were included in the opening of the Field Museum’s “Art of the Motorcycle” show in Chicago. Recently, he was commissioned by Sotherby’s to paint one of the featured Indian bikes in their antique motorcycle auction.
Cascia’s work is included in a number of corporate art collections such as Oscar-Mayer, DDB Needham Worldwide, and Pearlnesco, as well as the private collections of Jay Leno, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Fonda.
In addition to the bikes and diner imagery, Bruce has a new series of “dogs in pick-ups” paintings. Inspired by small town Main Street, Bruce allows the personality of each subject to emerge through his paintings. His work has a whimsical quality that makes each painting amusing as well as unique.