Category Archives: Media

Bee Inspired!

On The Bay Magazine

After graduating from Ontario College of Art and Design (now OCAD University), Martha Bull began painting in watercolour in 1983 and started teaching painting on canoe trips 12 years ago. Since 2011, she has shared The Mill Street Art studio in Creemore with fellow artists Sue Miller, Peter Adams and Jennifer Johnson.

“Painting en plein air with watercolour lends itself to both quick sketches in the field and sustained study in…
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Martha Bull watercolour show inspired by bees

The Creemore Echo

Creemore artist Martha Bull has created a body of work inspired by bees, now on display at the Collingwood Public Library.

Bull, who works out of Mill Street Art Studio in Creemore and teaches watercolour at the Bay School of Art in Collingwood, has been painting with watercolour since 1983, after attending the Ontario College of Art. She describes her medium of choice as a delightful playground for the adventurous spirit.

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You don’t have to be gifted to be good

The Creemore Echo

Martha Bull was a successful businesswoman before a divorce and a recession-driven bankruptcy made her reconsider her priorities in the mid-1980s. Deciding it was time for a bold new direction, she enrolled in a three-year full-time program at the Ontario College of Art, and discovered a love for watercolour painting.

“It was liberating,” she remembers. “It felt like, for the first time in a long time, I was taking time to do something…
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The Village And I by Sara Sniderhan

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society

Artist Sara Sniderhan wanted to honour the elders in her adopted village.

A year in the making, the idea evolved into a series of portraits and a limited edition book that included the life stories of the portrait subjects.

The portraits were created in various media by Sara, Peter Adams, Martha Bull, Juliet Jancso, David Bruce Johnson, Andrej Kovacs, Peter Mitchell, Jim Paget and Christopher Roberts.

The life stories were written…
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