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Artist Inbox Paula Bullwinkle

 
 
 

 

Kyla Becker
 The Broadside

The “Artist Inbox” is a resource for COCC student artists , created with the intention of shedding some light on how an artist can keep their edge in the Bend art community and gain from their creativity.
The “Artist Inbox” will feature interviews with local artists on how to develop one’s art, ideas for inspiration, and general tips and tricks of the trade that just might give you what you need to get your work out there and selling.
This week the Artist’s Inbox spoke to artist Paula Bullwinkle, who has a Masters of Art Education and bachelor’s in English from the University of California at Berkley. Paula’s art is focused in oil painting and monoprinting, but she holds 20 years of professional fashion photography under her belt as well.
Influenced early by her mother’s own work, Paula was exposed to the art world at an early age.
“She always talked about color and texture…she was always pointing things out to me as a kid to notice so that really was great,” Bullwinkle said.

 

Artists can take away some good advice from artist Paula Bullwinkle – from using photographs to begin sketches, to getting out there and talking to local businesses about hosting their art. Paula started her photography career in New York and remembers well the lessons she learned.“I moved there to be a photographer. I learned the business from being an assistant. Being in New York, I knew I couldn’t be shy and just stay at home all the time. I’m willing to go in to a gallery and say ‘May I show you my work?’,whatever it takes. The worst thing you can hear is ‘No’, and so what? All those years in New York taught me that if you’re not willing to ask, it’s not going to come. You have to stick your neck out a little bit, you can’t be afraid…You’re always going to get thrown something you didn’t expect, [whether] you’re painting or trying to find a job. Think ‘flexible’.”

Paula teaches for the “Art Envy” series at the Deschutes Public Library, which features a specific artist each class. Her classes are held at the Bend Library every other month. During the months in between, the classes are held at the Library’s outer branches in Lapine, Redmond, etc. and offer room for up to 25 people. The class and all materials are free and available and Paula boasts that they are of very good quality but that she wishes she’d see more college students in attendance.

Participating in free art classes such as Art Envy is a great way to experiment with other mediums of art. Keeping the creativity flowing is a necessity for any artist, but sometimes coming up with fresh ideas can be challenging. What better way to get past the mind blocks than to open yourself up to new ideas and experiences.

Anyone interested in the class can find more information on “Art Envy” by visiting the Events Calendar on the Deschutes Public Library website.

You may contact Kyla Becker at kyla.becker@hotmail.com
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

The Broadside
 
 
 

 

The “Artist Inbox” is a resource for COCC student artists , created with the intention of shedding some light on how an artist can keep their edge in the Bend art community and gain from their creativity.
The “Artist Inbox” will feature interviews with local artists on how to develop one’s art, ideas for inspiration, and general tips and tricks of the trade that just might give you what you need to get your work out there and selling.
This week the Artist’s Inbox spoke to artist Paula Bullwinkle, who has a Masters of Art Education and bachelor’s in English from the University of California at Berkley. Paula’s art is focused in oil painting and monoprinting, but she holds 20 years of professional fashion photography under her belt as well.
Influenced early by her mother’s own work, Paula was exposed to the art world at an early age.
“She always talked about color and texture…she was always pointing things out to me as a kid to notice so that really was great,” Bullwinkle said.

Artists can take away some good advice from artist Paula Bullwinkle – from using photographs to begin sketches, to getting out there and talking to local businesses about hosting their art. Paula started her photography career in New York and remembers well the lessons she learned.

“I moved there to be a photographer. I learned the business from being an assistant. Being in New York, I knew I couldn’t be shy and just stay at home all the time. I’m willing to go in to a gallery and say ‘May I show you my work?’,whatever it takes. The worst thing you can hear is ‘No’, and so what? All those years in New York taught me that if you’re not willing to ask, it’s not going to come. You have to stick your neck out a little bit, you can’t be afraid…You’re always going to get thrown something you didn’t expect, [whether] you’re painting or trying to find a job. Think ‘flexible’.”

Paula teaches for the “Art Envy” series at the Deschutes Public Library, which features a specific artist each class. Her classes are held at the Bend Library every other month. During the months in between, the classes are held at the Library’s outer branches in Lapine, Redmond, etc. and offer room for up to 25 people. The class and all materials are free and available and Paula boasts that they are of very good quality but that she wishes she’d see more college students in attendance.

Participating in free art classes such as Art Envy is a great way to experiment with other mediums of art. Keeping the creativity flowing is a necessity for any artist, but sometimes coming up with fresh ideas can be challenging. What better way to get past the mind blocks than to open yourself up to new ideas and experiences.

Anyone interested in the class can find more information on “Art Envy” by visiting the Events Calendar on the Deschutes Public Library website.

You may contact Kyla Becker at kyla.becker@hotmail.com
 
 
 

 

The Broadside
 
 
 

 

The “Artist Inbox” is a resource for COCC student artists , created with the intention of shedding some light on how an artist can keep their edge in the Bend art community and gain from their creativity.
The “Artist Inbox” will feature interviews with local artists on how to develop one’s art, ideas for inspiration, and general tips and tricks of the trade that just might give you what you need to get your work out there and selling.
This week the Artist’s Inbox spoke to artist Paula Bullwinkle, who has a Masters of Art Education and bachelor’s in English from the University of California at Berkley. Paula’s art is focused in oil painting and monoprinting, but she holds 20 years of professional fashion photography under her belt as well.
Influenced early by her mother’s own work, Paula was exposed to the art world at an early age.
“She always talked about color and texture…she was always pointing things out to me as a kid to notice so that really was great,” Bullwinkle said.

Artists can take away some good advice from artist Paula Bullwinkle – from using photographs to begin sketches, to getting out there and talking to local businesses about hosting their art. Paula started her photography career in New York and remembers well the lessons she learned.

“I moved there to be a photographer. I learned the business from being an assistant. Being in New York, I knew I couldn’t be shy and just stay at home all the time. I’m willing to go in to a gallery and say ‘May I show you my work?’,whatever it takes. The worst thing you can hear is ‘No’, and so what? All those years in New York taught me that if you’re not willing to ask, it’s not going to come. You have to stick your neck out a little bit, you can’t be afraid…You’re always going to get thrown something you didn’t expect, [whether] you’re painting or trying to find a job. Think ‘flexible’.”

Paula teaches for the “Art Envy” series at the Deschutes Public Library, which features a specific artist each class. Her classes are held at the Bend Library every other month. During the months in between, the classes are held at the Library’s outer branches in Lapine, Redmond, etc. and offer room for up to 25 people. The class and all materials are free and available and Paula boasts that they are of very good quality but that she wishes she’d see more college students in attendance.

Participating in free art classes such as Art Envy is a great way to experiment with other mediums of art. Keeping the creativity flowing is a necessity for any artist, but sometimes coming up with fresh ideas can be challenging. What better way to get past the mind blocks than to open yourself up to new ideas and experiences.

Anyone interested in the class can find more information on “Art Envy” by visiting the Events Calendar on the Deschutes Public Library website.

You may contact Kyla Becker at kyla.becker@hotmail.com
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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