365 New Orleans: Scott Bullock

 

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Scott Bullock, raised by two wonderful parents that bestowed gifts of art supplies every birthday and Christmas and frequently reminded him he could be whatever he set his mind to, he set it to becoming an artist.

After placing in numerous art contests, being accepted into S.C. Governors School of the Arts, and painting several murals in his early teens he decided to study graphic arts in Charleston S.C. but quickly understood that wasn’t where he wanted to focus his desire to create.

Scott spent several years doing everything from illustration, silk screening, and wedding photography to airbrushing tee shirts and cars before deciding he needed a change; so he moved to Chicago to study and pursue a career in fine art.

It was in Chicago Scott learned he loved to work on a large scale and began to show his work in Chicago’s upscale gallery district.

In the fall of 1999, Scott opened his own mural studio and went on to win numerous awards, articles in newspapers and design journals as well as several spots on HGTV.

After 21 years in Chicago, Scott fell in love with New Orleans and once again felt he was ready for change.

Scott now calls the magical city Of New Orleans home and it’s the base for his nationwide mural studio.

1. What products and services do you offer? 

I mainly focus on murals and large scale paintings for residential and commercial clients, but in all honesty, I offer so much more, it’s just what I’m known for.

In addition to murals, I offer wall and faux finishes, from Venetian plaster to gilding. I also do sculpture, furniture design and creation, prop building, portraiture, and smaller commissioned works.

I’ve done everything from props to book illustration, there really aren’t many things I haven’t done are wouldn’t be game to try.

2. How long have you been in business? 

I’ve had my own studio for twenty years but have been creating murals for over thirty years. I’ve been showing my own work for about twenty-six years.

 

 

3. How do people find you online? 

scottbullock.org, penumbrastudios.com, and Facebook and Instagram @thescottbullock

 

4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

I feel like people are sometimes intimidated to talk to me about commissioning a piece of art. They may be concerned they don’t have the language to convey what they want, they may feel it’d be too expensive, they may just know they want art but not what they want. One of the best things about what I do is working with individuals to tweak out what they most desire and work with them to make their dream a reality, it’s a very transformative experience.

The best part is my consultations are free, it costs nothing to meet with me and talk about clients thoughts, dreams or ideas. That’s when the magic starts.

 

5. Lagniappe Info. 

My true passion is in creating something beautiful where nothing previously existed. When I’m not painting, I find the same joy in cooking and gardening.

From being in art collections around the world, murals in France, Mexico, and Jamaica, shows in galleries, and museums across the nation, to be included in numerous television shows, books, magazines, and newspapers, I feel I’m accomplishing what I set out to do; create art.

Changing the world, one wall at a time.

Find more of Scott’s work on his website and social media! 

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