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Bruce has worked with several types of media but has found that using a No. 2 graphite pencil is most representative of his personal character and style. The pencil allows for ease of use and gives the drawing an old-fashioned appearance. Many of Bruce’s drawings can take up to 180 hours to complete and all are exclusively done by mouth. By using naturalistic scenes, Bruce feels that the finished composition is a reflection of his mood and adaptability to life.

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Bruce Lynn Dellinger, a self-taught mouth artist, has been successfully drawing for well over twenty years. As a result of a farming accident in 1981 that left him a C5-C6 quadriplegic, he discovered that he could draw by holding a pencil firmly between his teeth.  This eventually led Bruce to the realization that creating works of art can be enjoyable and therapeutic.

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Dellinger has never used his unusual method of painting as a sensation but has let his work stand on its own merit. The refusal to be weak and unyielding in his passion of natural beauty is finally paying off. Follow this emerging artist closely as he begins to make headlines.Kate Eglan-Garton from the Art-to-Art Palette Journal (Dec. 2011)
Bruce's Show Schedule 2021

September

  • Broadway Autumn Days Festival

    Saturday, September 11th, 9AM-3PM
    Main Street, Broadway, VA
    Will be held rain or shine.

  • 40th Edinburg Ole Time Festival

    Friday, September 17th, 12PM~
    Mill House, Edinburg, VA
    Can also sell after 12PM.

  • 40th Edinburg Ole Time Festival

    Saturday, September 18th, 9AM-5PM
    Mill House, Edinburg, VA

  • 40th Edinburg Ole Time Festival

    Sunday, September 19th, 12PM-5PM
    Mill House, Edinburg, VA

October

  • Dayton Days

    Saturday, October 2nd, 8:30AM-4PM
    Dayton, VA
    In the case of severe weather, this event will be held on October 9th, 8:30AM-4PM.

  • Elkton Autumn Days Festival

    Saturday, October 16th, 10AM-5PM
    Elkton, VA

  • Elkton Autumn Days Festival

    Saturday, October 17th, 10AM-4PM
    Elkton, VA

December

  • Christmas Show at Rockingham Co. Fair Grounds

    Saturday, December 4th, 9AM-4PM
    Rockingham Co. Fair Grounds, Main Building, Harrisonburg, VA

2022

  • Bruce hopes to open his new public studio in 2022!

    Check back here or on Facebook for updates!

Bruce Lynn Dellinger, a self-taught mouth artist, has been successfully drawing for well over twenty years. As a result of a farming accident in 1981 that left him a C5-C6 quadriplegic, he discovered that he could draw by holding a pencil firmly between his teeth.  This eventually led Bruce to the realization that creating works of art can be enjoyable and therapeutic.

Bruce has worked with several types of media but has found that using a No. 2 graphite pencil is most representative of his personal character and style. The pencil allows for ease of use and gives the drawing an old-fashioned appearance. Many of Bruce’s drawings can take up to 180 hours to complete and all are exclusively done by mouth.

By using naturalistic scenes, Bruce feels that the finished composition is a reflection of his mood and adaptability to life.

Bruce Dellinger at work in his studio
Bruce Dellinger at work in his studio in Broadway, VA

Bruce is the official artist of the local Virginia Wheelin’ Sportsmen Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).  He has won several awards for his art, including the Art-to-Art Palette Award in Ohio, and has won two “Best in Print” awards from the Printing Industry of Virginia.  He has also been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, and television programs for his amazing  talent.

Kate Eglan-Garton from the Art-to-Art Palette Journal (Dec. 2011 issue) writes, “Dellinger has never used his unusual method of painting as a sensation but has let his work stand on its own merit.  The refusal to be weak and unyielding in his passion of natural beauty is finally paying off.  Follow this emerging artist closely as he begins to make headlines.”