Defiance Pt.1, the new album from Ian Hunter on Sun Records, featuring cover art by Alan Bull, now available at a record store near you! Also on all streaming services.
"Narrow River Marina" oil on canvas, 24" x 36" 2023 (SOLD)
"Camden Harbor Nocturne" acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36" 2022 (SOLD)
* "Afterglow" (on site view) plein air acrylic on birch panel, 20" x 30" 8/12/22 Painting now on view at Massage Only, 190 State Street (on the Rte. 1 Traffic Circle), Newburyport, MA
* "Big Red", acrylic on birch panel, 48" x 48" 2019 AVAILABLE
* "Work Horse" acrylic on birch panel, 48" x 48" 2021. AVAILABLE
"Crane Truck, Beacon Marine" acrylic on birch panel, 40" x 40" (SOLD)
* "Gloucester" watercolor, 10" x 11" 2016. Click on image for additional nautical paintings. This painting available at Charles Fine Arts, Gloucester, MA
"Off the Ferry" oil on canvas, 36" x 36" 2016 (SOLD)
"Dolphin, Orient Point" oil on canvas, 24" x 36" 2016. (SOLD)
Welcome to the official site of artist Alan Bull
Alan Bull is a painter, muralist, illustrator and art instructor based in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Originally from Old Town, Maine, he received a BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has painted images of New England for the past 30 years. Primarily a visual artist, he has also worked in music and theater and has enjoyed improvisational performance collaborations with guitarist Dave Herlihy, Hidden City Orchestra, The Parrish Percussion Project, and the composer Herbert Deutsch. His works are widely collected and have been seen in feature films, in children’s books (Augustus and Me; Fisherman Fred), on album covers (including Ian Hunter’s new release Defiance Part 1 on Sun Records), and in print media including Architectural Digest, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Alan has been a participant in Cape Ann Plein Air and Parrsboro International Plein Air Festival, and offers classes and workshops throughout New England.
."The thing about Alan Bull is that he not only can make you recognizable with a a few short strokes of a brush - he can also reveal your personality. He did the cover for my album 'Defiance' in 20 minutes!!" ~ Ian Hunter, November 2022
"I have admired Alan Bull's deep and evocative art for many years. He has a keen eye for what is essential and for what is true, and he merges this gift with an abiding love for the natural world we human beings are fortunate to call home. Not many artists have earned the right to be called masters, but Alan Bull has many times over. He is a national treasure." ~ Andre Dubus III, author of Townie and House of Sand and Fog
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"Wave #2" oil on canvas, 30" x 48" 2017 (SOLD)
Installation view from January 2007 of "Junked: The Truck Paintings of Alan Bull" at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA. Click on image to see the Boston Globe article about this show by Joel Brown.
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