French painter Stéphane Bulan’s first career was as a successful journalist and caricaturist. In 1975 he completely devoted himself to fine art painting. His images has a certain cleanliness to his form that is paramount in his artworks. The artist uses vibrant yellows, blues, greens and other primary colors in his work. Even with his intense colors, Bulan incorporates a certain liberty and serenity in each of his canvases. His work has been widely collected and exhibited throughout Europe, North America and the Orient.
More of his work can be viewed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Stéphane Bulan.
In 2000 Julie Brunn received a Fine Art degree from Birmingham School of Art and went on to pursue a career in web base design graphics. Because of her love and interest in animals, she changed her career interest completely to become an animal keeper at two locations.
Starting a family gave her the opportunity to rediscover painting, combining her love of nature, animals and art. Her experience working with animals enabled her to understand their nature and character creating a natural and atmospheric image.
More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her prints are available here in her Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Julie Brunn.
Michael Patterson was inspired by Andy Warhol and adopted the moniker, Rex Ray. The San Francisco-based fine artist and graphic designer was known for his collages as well as his large-scale, 1960’s inspired, brightly colored paintings. He was born in Germany on a United States army base in 1956, grew up in Colorado Springs and studied fine art at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 1981 he moved to San Francisco, completed his BFA at San Francisco Art Institute, where he entered graduate studies. The following quotes are from the book ‘Rex Ray: Art + Design’:
Creativity: “A lot of cultural conditioning goes on today, restraining us from doing certain things that might seem silly or useless at the time, but that may have great significance in the end. Anything that can help break down those barriers and provide an opening for other ideas to emerge is welcome.”
Fearlessness: “I’m not as much confident as I am fearless. I have a lot of doubt and a lot of insecurity when I go into a given situation. But I don’t let it stop me. It took a long time to find that.”
His work can be found R2 (Rex Ray) Studio, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Rex Ray Studio.