Artist Bruce W. Krucke has recently retired from painting and is now concentrating fully on nature photography. But her watercolor, ink, caran d'ache, and gouache artwork appears in private and corporate collections throughout the world and she still offers both limited and open edition reproductions of her artwork on her website, http://www1.ivenue.com/toogoodoostudios/ . Besides her wildlife paintings and reproductions, there is also a full line of Charleston prints available on her website. .
An animal lover and student of nature all her life, Krucke wrote a monthly article on backyard birding for twelve years in the Audubon Club newsletter and later also edited the publication. As the Naturalist for the Middleton Place Inn and Conference Center, she led tours of the flora, fauna and birds of the Carolina Lowcountry. Using this broad knowledge of local nature along with her many travels in Africa, she feels very qualified in doing wildlife artwork and photography. She is a member of the Carolina Nature Photographers Association. Krucke's photograph of a prothonotary warbler is used by Audubon on their Francis Beidler Forest website and her image of a lotus blossom was featured in South Carolina Wildlife Magazine after it won a prize in their annual contest.
Mrs. Krucke and her husband, Bill, parents of three grown sons, lived for 30 years with their Doberman Pinschers close to nature by a tidal creek in rural South Carolina, just south of Charleston. Recently retired, they now live with their smaller German Pinscher, in The Village at Summerville, SC.