Oliver Bull (b: West London, 1970)
has been drawing & painting since childhood. Encouraged by artistic parents, he benefited enormously from exposure to work by their friends Ken Paine, Debra Manifold, Kimm Stevens, Terence Cuneo and Ken Howard. He studied at Wimbledon School of Art; The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, gaining a BA(Hons)
in Graphic Design; and went on to work for 6 years as a designer/concept visualiser. He worked on a whole range of accounts, including Coca-Cola and the British Army recruitment campaigns.
Currently based in West Cornwall, Oliver paints en plein air and from a studio above the small fishing village of Mousehole. As a painter and surfer, exposed to the light and stunning geography of the UK's South West Peninsula, he’s been able to develop a comprehensive feel for the moods and atmosphere of the Atlantic coast. His paintings are an emotional response to the marine environment; ambient impressions of a place he loves. Like his mother before him, Oliver is a proud member of The St Ives Society of Artists and The Chelsea Art Society.