Uptown Eyes is honored to partner with Art Ventures in Fayetteville to feature the artwork of local artists Brandon Bullette and Lee Ann Dodson! Come by the office after-hours to enjoy some wine and treats while meeting these amazing artists who keep Fayetteville funky and beautiful with their fantastic works of art!

About the artists:

“Brandon Bullette spent most of his youth in Joplin, Missouri. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts at Missouri State University in Springfield. Since then, he has traveled the country several times, on bicycle, road trips, and on tour with his wife, singer/songwriter, Candy Lee. He now lives with his wife and two dogs in Fayetteville, AR. Bullette is a represented artist through Art Ventures NWA. He has become one of the most sought after artists in the area for commissioned work, such as chalking, murals, and live paintings, all while showing original pieces at festivals, galleries and exhibitions. You can catch Brandon Bullette painting or chalking at many events in NWA as a represented artist of Art Ventures, such as The Fayetteville Roots Festival, events for the Walton Arts Center, Block Street Block Party, The Botanical Garden of The Ozarks, and more. He frequently does live paintings during performances such as the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Fayetteville Film Festival. His artwork is currently featured in the third installment of HBO’s True Detective. Bullette has volunteered for Art Feeds and Missourians for Renewable Energy.”

“Lee Ann Dodson grew up in Fayetteville, AR but has lived the majority of her adult life in both Oregon and Florida. She recently returned to her roots in the Ozark Mountains where she is a prolific oil painter of the natural beauty in the surrounding landscapes of her youth. Dodson’s style is painterly yet realistic; impressionistic in the details that create a very photorealistic whole. More of her work can be seen at her studio at Art Ventures NWA. While in her early twenties, Dodson spent six months in Japan where she was smitten by the art, architecture, and the Eastern aesthetic. This led to years of painting Koi in various gardens, including her own. Heavily influenced by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists she continued to paint and draw in a realistic manner with a focus on naturalism. Lee Ann had the extraordinary opportunity to become the first artist in residence in the fledgling Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. Her work with cancer patients, families and staff reinforced her own experience with the healing properties of art in its many varied forms. Dodson’s second child was born with Down syndrome and she drew upon her art skills to create bridges between the community of children with developmental disabilities and the community at large. Dodson says, “Nature is healing and so is art. To paint a realistic image of nature one must deconstruct it into all its bits in order to reconstruct it on canvas or paper. This labor intensive process of mark making is how I truly learn to know a place and find peace.”
Dodson works will be featured in the third installment of HBO’s True Detective.”