Bruce Van Patter

As a freelance illustrator, graphic recorder, and author, Bruce is on a lifelong journey to delight in the handiwork of the Creator. And he’s always ready for fellow travelers.

Protruding from a brick wall, the giant, golden hand beckons me.


May 21, 2019

The secret gardens are always the best ones.

Panic and peace

May 19, 2019

Apparently, we are all hardwired with two competing systems.

Risk and reward

May 8, 2019

Walking through the casino, I am thinking about gambling.

Wildlife lessons

May 6, 2019

The lion in front of me has no idea I’ve been stalking him.

Flowers speak

May 2, 2019

The farmer’s market is awash in flamboyant color.

Life Overcoming

April 23, 2019

What if, this year, spring hadn’t returned?


April 19, 2019

As I leave my Manhattan hotel, I get some free advice.

I happen to glance down at just the right time.

Fertile soil

April 14, 2019

The wind is howling outside of my Iceland hotel room.

Colors this extravagant feed my ongoing musing about hope.

What we are building

March 28, 2019

The man on the corner looks like yet another urban panhandler.

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