|Biography from Nova Gallery of Fine Art:|
|A childhood spent in the jungles of South America, the cultural centers
of Europe, and the mountains of Southern China, have all combined to
shape the creative vision of British born artist Simon Bull.|
studied Fine Art in England, graduating with honors in 1980.
Throughout his student years his art was exhibited in one man shows and
group exhibitions including the Royal Academy in London, and his first
one man show in Hong Kong. Many more prestigious shows followed
including a major retrospective at Harrods, London; Paris, New York,
San Francisco, Bologna, and Amsterdam.
Bull gained early
recognition for his etchings and watercolors, but during the early
1990s his work took and explosive new direction with vibrant colors and
bold, expressive compositions. It was this new ability to work
with color that was to become his signature work.
He has received some special recognition including in 2003 and 2004, he
became the first British artist to win the U.S. National Association of
Limited Edition Dealers Print of the Year Award. He was the first
to win the Fine Art Trade Guild Artist Print Award in 2000, was
nominated for the Best Selling Artist award in 1997, and, in 2002, he
was named the official artist for the Salt Lake City Winter
Olympics. During his career, his work has been introduced by
Randy Jackson of American Idol, unveiled in New York by Donald Trump, and featured on ABC television’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition as well as MTV Cribs and ShopNBC.
early 2005 Bull was diagnosed and successfully treated for colorectal
cancer and has used his talent to support various causes including work
with the American Cancer Society the Ventana Wilderness Society, and
Ronald McDonald House Charities, among many others.
interest in his work among American collectors led him to California in
2003, where he now lives and paints from his studio in the beautiful
Monterey Bay area.
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