The Art of Mark Pulliam
Mark Pulliam was born in 1959 in Cocoa, Florida. He always knew he was going to be an artist. In 1983 he earned his BFA from the University of Florida. At the age of 22, he opened his first gallery. He quickly gained acclaim in the Central Florida area, winning a number of awards at art shows and exhibiting his work in local galleries.
Today, almost twenty years later, Pulliam’s work can be seen all over the world. He consults with some of the top designers and architectural firms in the country.
Says the artist, “I believe that surrendering to my instincts and letting my imagination and talent work the canvas provides ongoing education to my self-awareness. I feel that all great artists must go through this process. My earlier images were dependent on detailed, realistic interpretations. Later in my career I became less satisfied with technical depiction and began to focus on the other elements of painting. I began moving toward patterns, color and texture. My need to simplify became the dominant point of my expression, a process that I find tremendously gratifying.”