East End Arts Council Presents Painter Alan Bull in Speaker Series
Riverhead, NY â€” Painter Alan Bull will share insights about his success as an artist as part of the East End Arts Council Speaker Series on Wednesday, August 6th at the EEAC Carriage House at 7:30 pm. The Speaker Series brings artists of all disciplines to an audience interested in how these artists have been able to make a living almost exclusively from their art. The Wednesday evening series runs through the end of August and includes writers, painters, illustrators and musicians.
Alan Bull will also spend two weeks (8/4- 8/15) as the EEAC artist-in-residence; he will be working on a painting series and will be teaching two, four-day classes (It All Starts with Drawing/August 4,5,7,8/10 am-3:30 pm/cost for EEAC members $170; nonmembers $200 and Painting with Confidence/ August 11, 12, 14, 15/10 am- 3:30 pm/cost for EEAC members $170; nonmembers $200).Â Please call 631-727-0900 for more information.
Bio on Alan Bull
In the last decade, New England artist Alan Bull has become known for his emotionally charged depictions of the agricultural landscape. Originally from Old Town, Maine, he studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and worked as a muralist, theatrical set painter, portrait artist and then studio assistant to glass artist Dan Dailey in Massachusetts before embarking on a career as an artist and illustrator.
From 1996-1998 he was the artist-in-residence at the William Steeple Davis House in Orient, NY. During that time Alan began creating a series of landscapes and truck paintings based on his family’s 300 year-old farm (Terry’s Farm, Orient) as well as other landmarks of Long Island’s North Fork. In 2001 Alan received a New York State Council for the Arts Community Connections Grant for his project ‘Farm Freight,’ a series of paintings and photographs that documented many of the historic agricultural freight depots of the Long Island Railroad. Other series include paintings of architectural facades and work created in northern Holland, Brittany and southern France, and most recently Andalusia, Spain.
Exhibitions have included shows in New York, London, Boston, and Portland, ME, and his work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, North Shore Living, The Boston Globe and The New York Times. Alan regularly teaches painting and drawing workshops throughout the East End of Long Island and the North Shore of Massachusetts, where he currently resides.
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