English-born artist Simon Bull was the son of a British Army officer and spent much of his youth moving around the globe when his father was posted to different countries. He studied at Leeds Polytechnic, and during his time there he became inspired by masters of art such as Chardin and Rembrandt. Many of Simon Bull’s early paintings relayed the beauty of the landscapes and animals around him, which were ever changing due to his travels.
In 2009, Muhammad Ali selected artist Simon Bull to paint separate portraits of the boxer and the then President of the United States, Barrack Obama. Simon Bull’s artwork mirrors his surroundings and uses bright pops of color that invoke feelings of energy and happiness. Find eclectic paintings for sale online at Invaluable.