2019 Visiting Artist Program at Central School  Plein Air painter Alan Bull Oct  7- 16


We are honored to be hosting this renowned painter from Massachusetts.

With the help of funding from Bisbee Arts Council and Southern Arizona Community Foundation, Alan’s residency is coinciding with the annual Bisbee Plein Air Festival where he will be one of our jurors. Although Alan paints a broad spectrum of location types, for his Bisbee residency, he is particularly interested in Lowell with its time warp of classic old cars, signage,architecture and the post industrial mining in the background.

About Alan

Alan Bull is an award-winning plein air painter who has taught classes and workshops for over 20 years.  For the past two years he has participated in the Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, and also the Cape Ann Plein Air festival in 2016 and 2018.  Originally from Old Town, ME, Alan studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and has worked in a variety of media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, monotypes and pastels. His work is in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in films, magazines, and on cd covers. Alan recently illustrated his first children's book 'Augustus and Me', issued by JAG publishing.


Juror Pop-Up Show

Come see what Alan is working on while he is here

6:30 to 8:00 pm – Reception @ Central School Project (43 Howell Ave.)

additional Gallery hours TBA

Nocturne Painting Group
Nocturne Painting –  Hit Bisbee streets and paint with visiting artist and juror Alan Bull 

 FREE for those registered for the festival free, $5.00 suggested donation all others

8:00 pm – leaves from CSP. Street headquarters: Sam Poe Gallery on Subway Street

Painting in Lowell Workshops - dates and times TBA

One session: 50.00

Two sessions: 90.00

Join visiting artist Alan Bull as he demonstrates the basics of plein air painting in oils / watercolors with individual instruction in a relaxed group setting.  This workshop is open to all levels, and will focus on the foundations of painting on location by selecting a good subject, working out color choices and brush techniques, capturing light and shadow, and creating a strong composition. Alan will offer personal guidance with simple exercises and how-to-demos.  

Download the supply sheet for workshop

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