Alexis Bulman

The Girl From Away


A few months ago Nadyne Kasta moved to P.E.I and opened a little shop in an old school house in North Milton. The shop sells prints and other contemporary goodies designed by herself and a couple of her most creative friends. She also began a blog about Prince Edward Island as experienced by a person “from away”.  

http://www.thegirlfromaway.com/blog/

In January The Girl From Away made a blog post about Timber, an art installation I made for the Charlottetown Farmers Market. Soon after that she contacted me about making art for her shop. The prints I made for her are titled The Coast, The Garden, The Forest.

While making this body of work I found out my grandmother taught in the old school house for several years in the early 1970’s. 

NSCAD student wins RBC Art Competition


A few months ago I applied to this RBC call for submissions and was overwhelmed when I found out I had made the short list of three artists. I did not end up receiving the finial $10,000 commission but I couldn’t be happier for the artist who did. Here’s to the talented Laura Jean Forester! 

Y-Level CatalogueEyelevel Gallery (Halifax) curated a group exhibit for emerging artists which included a call for submissions. My art submission was declined. A few weeks later Eyelevel Gallery put out a submissions call for written entries to be published in the catalogue that would accompany the exhibit. I wrote a short piece about what it’s like to be an emerging artist receiving letters of rejection on a semi-regular basis.They accepted it. I was one of 3 non-exhibiting artists chosen for publication. The irony of this acceptance letter made it even greater.

Y-Level Catalogue

Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax) curated a group exhibit for emerging artists which included a call for submissions. My art submission was declined. A few weeks later Eyelevel Gallery put out a submissions call for written entries to be published in the catalogue that would accompany the exhibit. I wrote a short piece about what it’s like to be an emerging artist receiving letters of rejection on a semi-regular basis.

They accepted it.

I was one of 3 non-exhibiting artists chosen for publication. The irony of this acceptance letter made it even greater.

Studio CrawlToday I am taking place in a studio crawl around Charlottetown in which artists have opened their studios to the public. It ends at 6:30 just in time for the Oh Canada Exhibit at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.Come visit, see what I’ve been making and let’s talk about art. 277 Richmond St, second floor. 

Studio Crawl

Today I am taking place in a studio crawl around Charlottetown in which artists have opened their studios to the public. It ends at 6:30 just in time for the Oh Canada Exhibit at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

Come visit, see what I’ve been making and let’s talk about art. 

277 Richmond St, second floor. 

Peace Tower 
Tim Cullen commissioned three sister paintings of the Ottawa Peace Tower to give as parting gifts to his colleagues. 

Peace Tower 

Tim Cullen commissioned three sister paintings of the Ottawa Peace Tower to give as parting gifts to his colleagues. 

Burger
6” x 6”Oil on CanvasInspired by my mom mistakenly referring to P.E.I Burger Love as P.E.I Burger Lovers.

Burger

6” x 6”
Oil on Canvas

Inspired by my mom mistakenly referring to P.E.I Burger Love as P.E.I Burger Lovers.

Gazing / Grazing Holstein 
Pencil and paper, 20” x 24”

I only drew the black spots of the cows to see if the shapes would end up reading as cows or as a page of black spots, I hoped for the latter. The second drawing is a little more obscure than the first, which I like. The next drawing won’t include a cow in the foreground, that seems to always be the cow that gives it away. 

Old Studio / New Studio

One day ago I moved out of the Victoria Row studio I had been renting. 

Two days ago I moved into a new apartment. It’s a 150 year old heritage building overlooking a park, and just off the bedroom is a space just big enough to be an art studio! I pinned up large white sheets of paper to cover the terrible wallpaper underneath. These sheets of paper will become a wall of on-going to do lists and deadlines. 

A Painting in Three Parts

I built a 14” x 14” canvas only to take it apart.