The Bar Exam by Will Bullas
Limited Edition Print on paper - Signed by Will Bullas
Limited Edition of: 1250
Image Size: 18"w x 12 1/4"h.
For Sale & On display at Ashley's Art Gallery!
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.
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.
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 Barbara, California and graduated with a degree in oil painting. With the encouragement of his wife, Claudia, he then quit his printing press job— reproducing the work of other artists—and concentrated on his own art. That was the beginning of a yearlong voyage across the Midwest and Southwest, where Bullas sold his work to many appreciative art lovers. The couple settled in Carmel, California, where Will's exclusive relationship with galleries resulted in a growing group of dedicated, enthusiastic collectors. Bullas' work now graces a wide range of popular products, including high fashion t-shirts, note cards, coffee mugs and even 100% silk neckwear. His books, a fool and his bunny... and a fool moon... have been published to acclaim with an introductions by inveterate fans Clint Eastwood and Doris Day. His vision has taken on further dimension as works of art in porcelain from the Greenwich Workshop® Collection. Will is illustrating his first book for young people titled, A is for ART, to be released in the fall of 2006 by Sleeping Bear Press. Will's awards include the Strathmore Award at the 1981 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, the William G. Morrison Award from the Adirondacks Exhibition of American Watercolors, the First Place Award at the 1990 Signature Membership Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society and the California Watercolor Association's 1997 Silver Medal. He is a proud member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the Knickerbocker Artists of New York. In 2002, Will was awarded the prestigious Dagmar Tribble Memorial Award by the American Watercolor Society. Will continues to receive accolades not only for his original watercolors, but for graphic design in packaging and poster work. Will Bullas and his wife Claudia live and create in San Francisco.