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About Oliver

Oliver Bull (b: West London, 1970) has painted since childhood. Encouraged by family – his mother, Anne Bull SWA, was a talented painter and member of both STISA and CAS – 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.

Currently based in West Cornwall, Oliver paints en plein air and from a studio above the small fishing village of Mousehole – the unique light and stunning coastal geography of the South West provides endless opportunity. A painter and surfer for some 30 years, he’s developed a comprehensive feel for the moods and atmosphere of the Atlantic coast. In very simple terms, his paintings are an emotional response to the marine environment; ambient impressions of a place he loves!

Oliver is a member of the St Ives Society of Artists and the Chelsea Art Society. A regular exhibitor at the
Mall Galleries with the ROI and the RSMA, his work is held in private collections throughout the world...
Education/Studies:
Wimbledon School of Art
Foundation Studies

The Surrey Institute of Art & Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Exhibited:
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), Mall Galleries, London
The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA), Mall Galleries, London
The St Ives Society of Artists (STISA), Cornwall
The Chelsea Art Society (CAS), London
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
Art for Youth London, Mall Galleries
The Landmark Art Fair, Teddington
The Waterside Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
The Little Picture Gallery, Mousehole, Cornwall
The Market House Gallery, Marazion, Cornwall
Peter Barker Fine Art, Uppingham, Rutland