The Christmas Star
Nov 30, 2018 02:00AM
Combining award-winning artistic skills with a humorous point of view, Will Bullas makes fine art fun. The whimsical birds and other animals that populate many of his watercolors reflect the artist’s ebullient sense of sparkle and mischief; plus, he often titles the quirky wildlife works with zany one-liners.
Bullas has been drawing since he was a youth. His first professional pieces were pencil portraits of fellow soldiers in Vietnam sent to loved ones back home. Returning from military duty, he enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Fine Art, in Santa Barbara, California, and graduated with a degree in oil painting.
Today, Bullas is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society; in 1986 he was also elected to membership in the Knickerbocker Artists of New York. His art currently enlivens a wide range of products, including high-fashion T-shirts, note cards and coffee mugs, and his books, A Fool and His Bunny and A Fool Moon, include introductions by fans Clint Eastwood and Doris Day.
When asked about the source of his inspiration, Bullas replies, “Absolutely everything—books, music, television… even listening to friends tell stories can evoke some kind of imagery for me. Life is a bottomless well of ideas.”
View the artist’s portfolio at WillBullas.com.