West Sacramento resident and artist Bruce Gossett is another one of those overnight sensations that has been more than 30 years in the making. Born at the close of the sixties, he has spent most of his life in California immersed in art and gearhead culture.
A mostly self-taught artist, Gossett has drawn from the world of graphic arts and sign painting more than anything else. A galaxy of pop art, surf & skate iconography, rods & customs, chopper culture, monster movies, and surrealism swirls throughout his work. As well as painting he is a screen print artist and poster maker. At the start of the new century, he started Blackcat Press with his partner Ira Cowart, specializing in rock posters as well as a tee-shirt and poster art for the car show scene all over California. They have done work for Nashville Pussy, Throw Rag, Kings of Leon, T Model Ford and a host of others. Black Cat has become the preferred source of posters and tee shirt art for the underground car show scene in NorCal.
In the end, though, it is to the easel and the brushes that Gossett is drawn and he puts in long hours painting. If he doesn’t answer the phone you can almost always find him tucked away in his painting studio, scratching that itch that won’t go away.