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Notes for Artist's Profile for GLAS gallery folder and paintings hung in gallery
These notes are to explain why the following pro-forma profiles look the way they do.
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Profile in gallery folder

  1. One A4 page maximum.
  2. Heading text size 24 point normal and 28 point bold text.
  3. Body text size 14 point to make it easy to read.
  4. One photo to occupy about 20% of the page.
  5. Written in 'third person', ie as described by somebody else talking about the artist, not the artist talking about themselves.
  6. Updated every 1-2 years.

Profile adjacent to paintings hanging in gallery.
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  1. One A5 page maximum.A5 is half A4.
  2. Mounted on foamcore or heavy cardboard and fixed with BluTack adjacent to the artist's work hanging in the gallery.
  3. Heading text size 20 point normal and 20 point bold text.
  4. Body text size 14 point to make it easy to read.
  5. One photo to occupy about 20% of the page.
  6. Written in 'third person', ie as described by somebody else talking about the artist, not the artist talking about themselves.
  7. Updated every 1-2 years.

Fred Bullen

Something Different

Fred Bullen painting in his studio

As a child I often illustrated my early schoolwork with drawings of the subject of my English composition - whether it was asked for by the teacher or not.
At 12 I attended morning art classes in the lush foyer of the local movie theatre.
Then in the afternoon I saw the film and the two serials; Hopalong Cassidy and Tarzan amongst others.
I remember being awarded a book by Pixie O'Harris for some winning artwork, not that I can remember what the subject or the medium was.

At 17 I attended classes with the Parramatta Art Society; often drawing and painting in the grounds of Parramatta Park.
I've still got some of those early works and I speculate where I'd be today if I continued art classes, rather than abandoning art at age 21 to concentrate on my career as an engineering designer.

For the next 40 years I rarely undertook any artistic endeavours.
There are a few examples of the few times I did, and I can't see any obvious improvement from when I was a youth!

A few years ago my wife Patrice and I retired and moved to the Mid North Coast where we built our dream home, some four years in the design and seven months in construction.
A year later, when I had completed the landscaping and the garden was self sufficient, I decided to go back to art, rather than take up golf like my wife.

Starting at weekly classes run by the Hallidays Point Senior Citizens I soon moved on artistically from where I was all those years ago and gained sufficient confidence to join the Great Lakes Art Society after a year.
There I have been guided in my artistic endeavours by dedicated and competent local artists who give up their time to teach beginners like me.
In addition, I've participated in workshops run by visiting tutors over several weeks in quite diverse artistic media and subjects.
Their efforts, when combined with my dedication to painting every spare moment in my home studio has allowed me to produce the works you see here today.

I hope you will agree they are 'something different' and want to have one as a talking point in your home.

Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the GLAS Gallery Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library Fred Bullen artworks at the Hallidays Point library

If you are nearby, it's time to take back your books to the Hallidays Point library and have a look at my 'artworks' when you're there.
Or tell a friend.
The library is conveniently situated in the Hallidays Point Village shopping centre and will welcome you each weekday from 10am-5pm and from 10am-12noon on Saturdays.
For further information about the library services please feel free to contact staff at the new branch on (02) 6559 3066.