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The Art of Will Bullas

Born in Ohio and raised in the Southwest, Will Bullas enrolled at Arizona State University and was majoring in fine arts with a minor in dramatic arts when he was drafted. In Vietnam, his first professional pieces were pencil portraits of fellow soldiers, which were sent to loved ones back home.

Returning from military duty, he enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Fine Art in Santa Barbar ... Read More

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Puppy Lover

Who says Cupid always presents himself as a naked, winged child mischievously firing arrows of love at unsuspecting humans? Sometimes, the wag of a tail and a little slobber is just as effective. According to Will Bullas, the only real important rule to hold to is that Cupid is shown doing the job naked.

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Love Hurts

What more can you say? Sometimes even our best laid plans go awry, but true love will overcome (and a thick layer of down helps, too).

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Toast of the Rhine

Will Bullas’ enormously popular Food and Wine series is a playful tribute to the world of fine food and wine and the characters that inhabit it. He won Best of Show in 2007 from the Taster’s Guild International Label Competition for his painting the wine king – yes, a lion, in a tux, with a glass of cabernet! – used on Chateau Lafayette Reneau’s Roaring Red wine label. He has won the Past President’s Medal for distinguished work in watercolor from the American Watercolor Society, as well as their Mario Cooper/Dale Meyers Medal.

“. . . toast of the Rhine” joins Will’s previous Fine Art Editions on the subject, “white wine and tails” and “Crabernet.” Although most of Germany’s vineyards owe their existence to the Rhine River, the area is not so well known for its wildlife. The solemnity of the rhino may remind you of a stuffy sommelier but the blush in his cheek betrays this wine aficionado’s essential modesty. “toast of the Rhine . . .” will make a delightful addition to your wine cellar, kitchen or office.

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Bar None
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16 x 21 in
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The Northern Lights
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White Wine and Tails

“White Wine and Tails…” is the latest offering from Will Bullas’s “Food and Wine” series. The successful series is a playful tribute to the world of fine wine and the characters that inhabit it and has included such favorites as “Crabernet.”

Bullas was inspired to paint “white wine and tails…” while watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers waxing eloquent on the subject of “white tie and tails….” Eager to include his favorite food in a painting, Will and his wife “got some lobsters and posed one of them in the studio.” Was it hard to paint a lobster? “He was easy to work with,” says Will of his lobster model. “And then,” recalls Bullas’s wife Claudia, “we ate him.”

The smirk of this tipsy crustacean, forever preserved, makes “white wine and tails…” a delightful addition to any wine cellar, kitchen or office.

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Reading Lab

Ca-nine (L. Caninus) 1: of or relating to dogs or the family (Canidea) including the canids.Sa-pi-ens: of, relating to, or being recent man (Homo sapiens) as distinguished from various fossil men.

Ca-nine sa-pi-ens (fulla bullas): of or relating to a family of highly intelligent Canidea known to exist and thrive in a particular artist’s studio in the San Francisco Bay area.

In the tradition of “Nerd Dogs,” Will once again visits the idea of the gifted canine sapien with “Reading Lab.” Many would argue that the breed exists far and wide and is not a subset but the norm. When one delves further into the wide range of Animalia that seem to inhabit Mr. Bullas’ personal Galapagos, it goes without saying that Darwin would certainly have cause to revisit his theories once again.

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Duck Tape

Once in a while, in today’s serious, stressful world, it’s important to stop, take a rest . . . and find yourself face-to-face with the most endearing, enduring duck the world has ever known. Will Bullas’ world-famous painting “duck tape . . . .”

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The Ductor

This is a fowl physician. It was born of a play on words during an annual physical. It’s obvious fowl need their own physician. They have to have check-ups. They need someplace to go when they have boo-boos or to get the occasional bit of buckshot removed.

“The Ductor…” has a stethoscope and a little white jacket-with no armholes, because fowl don’t have arms-and he wears a head mirror, the real name is a Von Schtupper mirror. How appropriate!

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A Fool and His Bunny

“Humor can always bring a smile and change your attitude, at least for a couple of minutes. If you have a choice between a smile and a frown, go with the smile, I always say.”

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Dog Byte

“‘Dog Byte…’ proves that I’ll never run out of material. Just when it seems that we have run out of words to play with, technology moves on at lightning speed and . . . behold! A new word is born. ‘Byte.’ Don’t you just love it?

“Then, of course, I get to capture the unique look of this black dog’s expression. You know, the one that says: ‘Love me, love me, move me. You do love me, don’t you? Oh, please, love me!'”

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Have a Cool Yule

Mirth and merriment abound when the fine art of Will Bullas meets the joyous holiday yule season. See the most wonderful time of year through the eyes of the animals that skulk, waddle and leap out of the imagination of award-winning watercolorist Will Bullas. This is a whimsical Christmas stocking-stuffer delivered with Bullas’ own brand of not-so-traditional fun.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

“Just a few miles down the road from my house is a great little patch of farmed land. During the high summer, they plant several rows of the most magnificent sunflowers I have ever seen and I couldn’t help remarking, ‘How do they do that?’ This image just grew out of that question.”

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Call of the Wild

How could the lioness of yesteryear have managed the pride without her trusty cell phone — coordinating the stalking of a herd, checking in on the cubs or tracking down the Jungle King at his favorite watering hole? We’d like to see you interrupt this man-eater’s connection . . . .

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Bad to the Bun

Maybe you caught him in that classic ’50s flick, “Rebel Without a Carrot…?”

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The Bad Doggies

Show a rolled up newspaper to these fellas and they’ll eat it. They won’t sit up and beg unless you plead and if they fetch your slippers, odds are your feet will still be in ’em. So heed our advice and watch your step around the bad doggies . . . .

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Fridays After Five

“When I painted ‘Fridays after Five,’ I first did the streamers and I painted latex over them to preserve their original color. Then I painted the background over them. Only when I was done with the rest of the painting did I peel off the dried latex to reveal the streamers. That technique leaves only the pure color combined with the paper, so the streamers glow. They almost come off as neon.

“I hope this print inspires a lot of office parties; I hadn’t come from a party when I painted it, though. I had just seen the movie ‘Nine to Five’ and the scene where Jane Fonda got stuck in the copy room and the copier went crazy. I’ve often thought that the greatest office combination is a copy and a fax machine. You can copy some wonderful things and fax them to different parts of the planet.”

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Hogwash

Pigs are actually very clean animals, as their public relations people keep telling us.

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Life of the Party

Are friends and loved ones getting a bit too serious? Here’s the remedy. Introduce them to Will’s fine feathered friends . . . then step back and watch as pundemonium breaks loose!

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A Little Sangria

“Because I live in California wine country ‘vintage’ themes have been among my favorite paintings. I have always gotten a kick out of Chihuahuas because of the humorous combination of their fierce determination and small size. Now, this is a pooch mucho famous for its starring roles in film and tv ads!

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The Dentist

“This is my salute to the dental profession, a tribute that is strictly tongue-in-cheek (because it’s easier than flossing)!”

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The House Swine

Ever go out to eat and say: “What’s the house wine?”? Bullas says this potential pun “sort of tickled me privately for a long time” until one night he heard it one last time and “. . . the picture developed inside my head on the way home and when I arrived at my studio I immediately sat down to paint.” This print echoes his popular and sold-out “wine-ocerus…” in its appreciation of the joy of vino.

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The Bar Exam

Will eplains, “When I first heard this term and discovered it was somehow connected to the honorable profession of ‘attorney at law,’ it conjured up this most serious group of judges and lawyers at their favorite watering hole. Pencils down . . . glasses up! Let the exam begin.” Not just for juris doctors, we have no doubt that this will sell out just like Bullas’ other examinations of the legal profession.

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Jingle This

For those few moments in an otherwise joyful season, this is the perfect feline expression of a different kind of Christmas spirit.

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Mr. Harry Buns

“This is my friend’s pet angora rabbit that I dubbed ‘Mr. Harry Buns’ – which I think is one of my better plays on words,” Bullas says. “Hair down to here, hair down to there. In fact this bunny leaves hair everywhere, especially when he sheds. Could this be the type of angora used to spin the yarn that wove a sweater for Marilyn or perhaps Ed Wood? Either way, pretty sexy stuff!”

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Badgering the Witness

Seasoned Bullas collectors undoubtedly remember his signature painting “duck tape…” and over the years, Will has tickled our funny bones more times than we can count. What makes Will’s art so extraordinary is that his sense of humor is perfectly balanced with his artistic gifts. His wry concoctions merge the animal kingdom with the rat race of our modern times in a ways that can’t help but bring smiles to the viewers.

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The Hare of the Dog

Seasoned Bullas collectors undoubtedly remember his signature painting “duck tape…,” and over the years, Will has tickled our funny bones more times than we can count. What makes Will’s art so extraordinary is that his sense of humor is perfectly balanced with his artistic gifts. His wry concoctions merge the animal kingdom with the rat race of our modern times in a ways that can’t help but bring smiles to the viewers.

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The Hare Club

“‘the hare club…’ is my usual play on words, but this time I’ve added many martinis,” says Bullas. “These ‘hares’ seem to be in the middle of a nervous celebration or perhaps out-foxing a local hunter. At any rate, I cannot be held responsible for their behavior. I may join them — any excuse for a martini!”

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The Year of the Martini

“Let’s toast to ‘The Year of the Martini…’ which comes hot on the heels of many The Year of … paintings I have created. The Chinese astrological calendar has 12 great animals, one for each month and I painted all of them. The visual beauty of Chinese calligraphy has always intrigued me and adds a ‘mystique’ to the painting. Only those familiar with Chinese calligraphy know this symbol is for ‘happiness,’ which usually accompanies a martini or two. I thought that the martini deserved some notoriety after a friend mixed his special recipe for me.”

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A Pair of Jacks

“Have you ever walked in on a perfectly ‘innocent’ card game?” asks artist Will Bullas. “It’s like catching deer in the headlights! Or “hare” in the headlights, as the case may be. Today it’s just a friendly game between a pair of jacks — or jack rabbits in this instance. Oh, and, the carrot juice helps make it a “healthy” game, too.”

The Bullas studio has been abuzz with big changes as of late. A little “experiment” in acrylics and oils has exploded into a full-blown passion. Not only has the richness of the color in his work increased, but so has the size. You can now live large with Will Bullas. With Bullas paintings now created and reproduced on bigger scale than ever before, Pop-Art will never be the same.

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Crabernet

“Wine is so very popular now and to say the least, chic. Not being very “chick” myself, I seldom fit into the normal box. This is how I feel about food and wine pairings: if the food you love to eat looks good with a certain wine, red or white, it doesn’t matter, it’s a perfect match,” says Bullas. “Besides, crab season was at its peak and all we had in the house was this very good cabernet. So you couple the two and end up with ‘Crabernet.’”

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The Bearrister
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11 x 15.5 in
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The Vet
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15.5 x 10.75 in
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Paralegals
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Out of the Woods

“Although I paint many different kinds of animal, you can see I have a soft spot for Indian runner ducks and frogs. I also have an affection for the sport of golf. I onced lived across the street from a major course in California and would spend many an afternoon sitting on my porch, sipping a refreshing beverage and watching the progress of many a duffer.

“So one day I got to thinking: ‘Where do all the mis-shot balls go . . . and what might be sitting on them once they are found?’ Thankfully, my little friend here probably won’t have long to wait before he’s safe in the woods again.”

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Moonlight Dip
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11 x 11 in
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The Home Team
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