Café Conversation with Artist Simon Bull

Simon Bull Studio

Café Conversation with Artist Simon Bull

With Simon Bull, Music@Menlo’s 2022 Visual Artist, and Cathy Kimball, Curator, De.Coded: A Human Atlas of Silicon Valley.

About Café Conversations
Music@Menlo’s Café Conversations explore a multitude of topics from unique perspectives. This distinctive series of free and informal discussion events led by festival musicians and distinguished guests offers audiences an engaging forum to explore music, art, and culture.

Simon Bull (born March 6, 1958) is an English-born artist living in Carmel. His brightly colorful artworks are inspired by nature, infused with joy, and embrace a wide range of innovative printmaking techniques. California’s Central Coast is a source of limitless inspiration, with its vast array of landscape, flora and fauna.

Soon after graduating with honors from Leeds Polytechnic, he won the distinguished British Fine Art Trade Guild’s Artist Print Award in 2000. In 2002, Bull was selected, along with fellow artists Thomas Kinkade and Howard Behrens, to commemorate the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

After moving to the United States with his wife and family in 2003, he became the first British artist to win the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers Award not just once, but twice along with a NALED Medal of Honor. In 2007, Bull was invited to paint a series of portraits for Muhammad Ali. Many of these works, signed by both artist and boxing legend, are in the collection of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisvillle, KY.

In 2017, Simon Bull opened his MEUSE Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a second MEUSE Gallery location in St. Helena in 2019. In this same year, Simon was honored as the Official Artist of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

Bull’s unique and vibrant perspectives of the natural world have stirred the souls of collectors and fans on every continent. He is honored to be the 2022 featured artist for the Menlo Music Festival. Please feel free to explore more of his repertoire on

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