Betty Bullen

Betty Bullen biography: She is at home in the Volunteer State. The Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians in Tennessee offer an impressive view of nature’s ability to create beauty from a continental collision. From an aerial view, the soft ridges sweep down to perfectly aligned valleys that stretch over six states. What better place for an artist to feel the welcoming platform for creativity. Betty Bullen considers this area her home. Although she joined the ranks of the fast-paced financial industry, the comforting appeal of Union County, Tennessee, remained in the memories of her mind. In 2004, Bullen returned to the homestead where her 5th Great Grandfather had received a land grant for his services to our country. Today, Bullen is able to follow her heart in oil painting without the distractions of the world. She has studied under the direction of David Laffell, Robert Johnson, Tom Browning, Roger Dale Brown, Seth Haverkamp, and Lea Colie Weyth at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, PA., over the past 20 years, and the education has proved invaluable. Her still life, landscapes, and portraits come alive with soft rich detail. A master of emotion, Betty arouses feelings in all her work. Artists Bullen has been recognized and has received awards through the Tennessee Artists Association, Oil Painters of America, Virginia Highlands Fine Arts Festival, and currently serves as Tennessee Ambassador for Portrait Society of America. If you share the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains area and have a burning desire to express your inner soul, Betty also gains joy from teaching the skills of her oil painting medium to those around her in weekly classes and special workshops. Interested students are encouraged to contact her at
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Betty Bullen Tennessee Ambassador Portrait Society of America 865-992-1005

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