Julie Ann Bull is a self taught artist who lives and works in the seaside town of Deal, Kent. Showing a natural talent for drawing from an early age she quickly developed a style of her own. Encouraged by her family, she began taking on commissions at the age of sixteen.
She specialises in animal portraiture, wildlife, with big cats in particular being her favourite and has recently developed a keen interest in figurative art. Working in all mediums she often combines them in a piece of work to achieve a particular effect. Her highly detailed animals are in complete contrast to the figurative art she is currently producing which is far more fluid in style.
Over the years Julie has exhibited her work at many local art events, including Deal Library, Port Lympne wildlife park and the Joanne Harmer Gallery in Deal where she has worked for the past twelve years.
She recently completed a dual portrait of Lord Bath which is to hang at Longleat in the portrait gallery, the only existing print of which she donated to the Haiti appeal charity auction alongside established artists such as Tracy Emin and Vivienne Westwood. A raised profile has encouraged more commission work and a demand for limited edition prints of her work.