Johnny Bull

Johnny Bull, the person, is as bright and optimistic as his work and that is why we are always delighted to include his work in shows at The Slade Centre. His enthusiasm for communicating about life is infectious and his ability to eek beauty from the mundane is is nothing but a positive warmth in these dull days.

He works in several mediums and feels entirely comfortable in them. Though he paints on canvas and then draws on his iPad it is his grasp of culture and the humour within that highlights his work. It is always cleverly observed, whether it be notes on today or the memories of his childhood … beautiful and brilliant.

You look for treasure and if you’re really looking at things, you’ll find it. I wouldn’t describe myself as an artist, painter or even graphic designer but my first job was working at this really busy, scruffy design studio. There was an Island Record label poster to design. In those days you’d have to make the picture up with magic markers to give to the client. There wasn’t any stock photography and that’s what I’ve always enjoyed doing. The investigation and the thoughtfulness of the idea.

Johny Bull

Sunshine Superman - Johnny Bull. A print of a digital work

Sunshine Superman

Digital print on paper 50 x 50 cm 

Sunshine Superman, is not just a technically competent rendering of clever lighting through stained glass, skilfully rendered using an iPad and stylus. The reason it exists is because Johnny noticed it. He saw the wonder and then he threw himself into the adventurous journey of how to express and gift that to everyone else. Pushing, pulling, scratching and stroking, succeeding and failing and relentlessly pursuing to complete the journey.

And when he does … what does he give to the world? This gift – this neatly packaged saga of triumph.

Glen Innes The Wonderbook

JOHNNY BULL

Available work

Coffee Cups
Haunted Notebooks
Little Utopias
Paintings
Other work

Coffee Cup No 11

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 10

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 9

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 8

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 6

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 4

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 3

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Coffee Cup No 1

Digital print on paper   30 x 30 cm

£40

Piblokto

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

Obliging Barstaff

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

No ordinary Joe

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

Monks and bar

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

Juggling Lessons

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

French Money

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

Evening Train

Digital print on paper   30 x 21 cm

£49

Bysshe Bash

Digital print on paper   30 x 21cm

£49

The Sill of the Night

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Housewarming

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Visions of Joanna

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Rectory

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Sunny Side Up II - Johnny Bull - Digital work on printed paper

Sunny Side Up II

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Sunny Side Up II - Johnny Bull - Digital work on printed paper
Stairway to Kevin - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper

Stairway to Kevin

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Stairway to Kevin - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper
Stairway to Eleven - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper

Stairway to Eleven

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Stairway to Eleven - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper
Roadside fireworks - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper

Roadside Fireworks

Digital print on paper   50 x 50cm

£175

Roadside fireworks - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper
Neighbours from Hell - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper

Neighbours from Hell

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Neighbours from Hell - Johnny Bull - Digital work printed on paper
Drop Leaf - Johnny Bull - Digital artwork on paper

Drop Shadow

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£175

Drop Leaf - Johnny Bull - Digital artwork on paper
Sleevenotes - Johnny Bull

Sleevenotes (Ryde 1967)

Acrylic on paper   60 x 80 cm

£1250

Sleevenotes - Johnny Bull

The Evening Goods (and the Little Riviera)

Digital print on paper   30 x 70 cm

£250

Lorraine, Steam and Speed

Acrylic on canvas   50 x 100 cm

£2500

Trump’s Butler (You bawled SIr?)

Acrylic on canvas   60 x 40 cm

£750

Nina (Headscarf)

Acrylic on canvas   60 x 60 cm

£1200

Bonehead

Acrylic on canvas   60 x 60 cm

£1200

R for Sun Ra

Acrylic on canvas   100 x 100 cm

£1500

A for Albert Ayler

Acrylic on canvas   100 x 100 cm

£1500

A Day in the Life (Rene goes home)

Acrylic on canvas   90 x 90 cm

£3500

Tres Honore Bar (Paris) - Johnny Bull

Bar Tres Honore (Paris)

Digital print on paper   50 x 50 cm

£350

Tres Honore Bar (Paris) - Johnny Bull
Surfs Up Bonehead - Johnny Bull

Surf’s Up (Bigtime)

£300

Surfs Up Bonehead - Johnny Bull

Return of the Native (Queen Mary 1953)

Digital print on paper   40 x 90 cm

Twist of Fete (Semley 2013)

Digital print on paper   80 x 90 cm

£450