In partnership with Genesys Hospice, the Grand Blanc Arts Council is featuring the artwork of Donald Bullis at Genesys Health Park from May 4th – July 12th. His subjects from “yesteryear” can be seen on the second floor, between the elevators.
A native of Michigan, Bullis is mostly self taught. At age seven he began drawing from Marvel comics. Later in life he owned his own studio and gallery in Port Austin, but has recently relocated to Grand Blanc.
Historical subjects of “yesteryear” are preserved in his work: abandoned vehicles, lighthouses and out-buildings found in the rural countryside and along the shorelines. When asked why these subjects interest him, Bullis says that he attempts to “weave a story. How many hands turned that door knob? Who drove that vehicle? How many keys to that lock were lost?”
Bullis has had ten one-man shows, and many of his pieces hang in private and corporate collections nationwide. Some of his numerous awards include Artist of the Month in the North Light magazine and Best Theme Award at the “On the Road Again“ art show in Austin, MI.
Bullis has taught in Troy, Flint and Oxford Michigan, has held workshops and demonstrations of his techniques, and is available for private instruction for the home-bound.
To purchase a piece of artwork from the exhibit, call Hospice at 810-695-9878. 25% of proceeds from these sales are donated to Genesys Hospice.