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Bill Cullen

Bill Cullen

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Artist Work

Peaks Island, MW
2014
oil on canvas
24 x 36
Bauhaus
2014
oil on canvas
24 x 36
4000 Calories
2014
oil on canvas
18 x 24
Lobster Lines, Monhegan Island, ME
2014
oil on canvas
24 x 36
Stratton Place, Portland, ME
2014
oil on canvas
24 x 36
Wharf St., Portland, ME
2014
oil on canvas
18 x 24

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

I have been a practicing internal medicine physician for 28 years. Prior to my medical school education I was interested in pursuing a career in art. I had always been fascinated by drawing and had developed my skills but circumstances pushed me in a different direction. In 2008 I decided to pursue what I had put on hold. I continue to practice medicine and find that art helps me to problem solve by utilizing the right side of my brain.
 

My paintings and pastels have evolved through many genres and with experience and experimentation I have found intense color excites me. I have been inspired by the colorist groups, Wayne Theibaud, and Richard Deibenkorn. Constructing compositions using intense color is a challenge. The difficulty is avoiding any one area dominating the painting. I use glazing to increase the luminosity of color or decrease the intensity. Reaching the goal of a cohesive whole that conveys movement and emotion is a satisfying experience.

Education
2009 to 2014,   School of Art and Design, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD
2013 to present, Private lessons, Kalthoum Marouf-Colle

Exhibitions
2014   Laurel Art Guild Annual Juried Show
   “Lobster Lines, Monhegan Island, ME”
2014   440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Food for Thought juried show
   “4000 Calories”
2014   15th Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition juried show,

   "Stratton Place, Portland, ME"
    Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD