Farm boy with color pencils: Shell Rock man’s artistic inspiration stems from farm roots

Bruce Litterer stands with a work in progress. (Bethany Carson photo.)

Bruce Litterer has enjoyed drawing for as long as he can remember. Artistic talent runs in his family, and came alive for him as a farm boy at school in Plainfield. After a cancer diagnosis in 2014, he was forced to retire, and has fully immersed himself in art as he recovers.

     “It gave me more inspiration to do art,” Litterer said. “If you don’t know how much time you have left, you see things a little clearer.”

     Today, his subjects center around rural landscapes and wildlife, and he finds inspiration from his memories growing up on a dairy farm.

     “A lot of it is memories or seeing something … that brings back memories of when I was a kid,” Litterer said.


Read more in the February 1 edition of the STAR.