Artist / Philosopher
Ita Bulllard creates original art with an eclectic mix of techniques and absolutely no pretension. Her muses have come from deep within her spirit to find fulfillment through many years of dedication to authenticity and honesty of expression.
Ms. Bullard was born in Paris, France in 1940 at the beginning of the Second World War. Being a Jew in German occupied France, Ita spent the first few years of her life in hiding with her family. At the age of 21 Ita left France bound for New York City where she lived with an Aunt. In 1967, Ms. Bullard met a very ambitious and charismatic business entrepreneur. The couple owned various businesses together and she served in executive capacities as corporate secretary and treasurer. In addition, she was a full-time working mother and dedicated companion. The two shared a life together for 35 years.
Ita found time and the space to begin creating her collection of oil, water color, acrylic, gouache and sculpture that now number over 100 pieces. She realized that she was not receiving adequate support for her artistic creativity; so she left her life on Park Avenue and traded it for the quite serenity of Lake Champlain, situated in the Adirondack Park region of upstate New York. Upon arrival she occupied her new home (and studio/gallery) at Valcour Lodge. A historically registered Revolutionary War establishment. Benedict Arnold defended the lodge from the British before he defected.
Ms. Bullard participates in various community projects, ranging from serving as member of the board of directors for the Strand Center for the Arts, an engaged advisory board member for CVPH and host for benefits for Mountain Lake PBS.
Ita is currently writing a screenplay adaptation of her life. To find out more follow us on Facebook or Instagram #withherpaintbrush.