Marlene Bulas obtained her BA from York University in 1993 and has attended Georgian College Design and Visual Arts Program from 1996 – 1999, as well as numerous art workshops throughout Canada and the USA. A major influence on her work has been her mother who studied with the Group of Seven, as well as the encouragement of her husband and three children.
The key elements of Bulas’ contemporary paintings are good design, value, light, shape, and colour. Her inspiration for local landscapes often comes from plein air sketches in the Georgian Bay area, as well as other parts of Canada, and the world around us. Every painting has a story-often with a sense of humour and fun; others have a metaphorical message of “Enjoy the Journey.”
Bulas’ paintings have received recognition in both Canada and the USA. Bulas has participated in various shows and has exhibited in Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Penetanguishene, Toronto, Windsor, Buffalo, Westfied, New York, Florida, Calgary and Montreal. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S.A., UK, South America, Caribbean, France, Saudi Arabia, Panama and Bermuda.