Simon Bull, the English-born internationally known artist, donated a painting to help the Marineland Right Whale Project raise funds. Volunteers Penny Bellas and Becki Smith met Simon Bull at an art event in Orlando last year, where they shared their mutual interest in whales and art. Mr. Bull subsequently donated this painting “All About Love, XII” and we are holding a raffle.
The painting is valued at $625 and comes with a certificate of authenticity. It is on display at Ocean Art Gallery, 200 S. Oceanshore Blvd, Flagler Beach, Florida. Gallery hours are Tues. - Sun. 12 — 6 PM. Tomorrow and Saturday are a great time to preview the painting and buy your tickets. Ocean Art Gallery is having a reception featuring marine life art 6 — 9 PM on Friday and 1 — 4 PM and 6 — 9 PM Saturday. Refreshments will be served. Raffle tickets may be purchased, $10 each or 3 for $25, at the gallery. The drawing is on May 1 at 7:45 PM. All proceeds will benefit the Project.
The vibrant style depicted in this piece represents an evolution over a lifetime of painting that has included still life, landscapes, and abstracts. The heart motif has a personal significance for Mr. Bull and is found as a major theme in many of his recent paintings. His signature is often depicted with a heart. Mr. Bull was the official artist for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, serves as the official artist of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, and has received numerous awards during his lifetime of painting. To see the evolution of Mr. Bull’s work, visit his website at www.bullart.com and his Facebook page. For more information about Ocean Art Gallery, see www.flagleroceanartgallery.com.