March 22, 2019
We were honored to host this renowned painter from Massachusetts.
We were honored to host this renowned painter from Massachusetts. With the help of funding from Bisbee Arts Council and Southern Arizona Community Foundation, Alan’s residency coincided with the annual 2019 Bisbee Plein Air Festival where he was one of our jurors. Although Alan paints a broad spectrum of location types, for his Bisbee residency, he was particularly interested in Lowell with its time warp of classic old cars, signage, architecture and the post industrial mining in the background.
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