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THE ARTIST NEXT DOOR

Michael Bulloch

 

September 29, 2017

Bonnie Adams

Michael Bulloch in his studio

Although Michael Bulloch works for the city of Farmington as the Downtown Coordinator running the Main Street Program and working for economic development, he is also a professional artist who regularly sells his paintings. His studio and work can be found at Artifacts Gallery in downtown Farmington.

To Michael, art is important in society because "it takes you to a place that frees your mind to enjoy life ... it teaches you how to think, how to have fun ... it is more than entertainment, it frees you from the daily grind." He does art to make people happy. To him, "The product of a creative spirit is art. We all have a creative side that manifests itself differently in each person."

Art has been part of his life since birth. Both his mother and grandmother are artists and though some may be born with a silver spoon, he was born with a paint brush.

Sanctuary by Michael Bulloch

Watercolors have been the road for his journey in art to an ever-growing understanding and love of contrast and color. He loves color; bright contrasting color; alive, vibrating color; pulsating, moving color. His southwest landscapes sing with orange and purple and pink. His adobes dance with yellow, turquoise and chartreuse. He paints what you feel about sunrise.

As if this were not enough, for fun, he teaches a digital graphic design and an Encore class in watercolor at San Juan College and as his part in promoting art and artists in the area, he has participated in producing "Handmade, a Guide to the Arts," a catalog of local artists dedicated to raising awareness about the arts community of the Four Corners. Look for the guide at local galleries and shops throughout San Juan County.

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