Fran Bull, Zebras Drinking Water, Serigraph
Artist: Fran Bull
Medium: Serigraph, Signed and numbered in pencil
Paper Size: 30" x 22"
FRAN BULL (1938- )
Critic Michael Andre put it best when he wrote "Bull's work is lovely " Like most photo-realists, Fran Bull paints from photographs, but whereas many depict the difference between reality and mirror or glass reflection, Bull instead chooses water reflection for her imagery. The result is a splendid symmetrical work, undominated by an axis, but enhanced by a sense of organization. The sharply realistic subject matter is contrasted with its carefully unfocused water rippled reflection. The subtle tonal changes, highlights and shadows, are remarkably sensitive to the light source, usually the sun. Born in Orange, New Jersey, 1938, Bull received a degree from Bennington College in Vermont in 1960. Her first solo show came in 1975, at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery and she achieved her first commercial success in New Zealand, where her works were first widely exhibited and appreciated.