Bula Barua is an Assamese-American visual artist, User Experience Professional, and a well-known published author of short stories and poems. Bula was raised in the USA by immigrant parents from Assam, India and primarily works with acrylics and oils on canvas, paper and aluminum. Her works are included in many private and public collections around the world.
As a young adult, Bula divided her time between performing in plays and musicals, as well as sketching, acrylic painting, writing, and listening to pop music. Her influences, which range from Prince, Tori Amos, Sarah McLaughlan, and Michael Jackson… to the Indian traditions of Lata Mangeshkar, Parveen Sultana, and Ravi Shankar… to the paintings of Van Gogh, Renoir, and Picasso… to 19th Century English literature and popular teenage fiction… to Immigrant Culture, Greek Mythology and Astronomy… eventually inspired her to create a style distinctly her own. Soon, Bula found herself experimenting with a new technique in an effort to gain mass, volume, unity and form. She began to contour her figures with a long brushstroke that followed but did not emphasize the outlines.
Today, Bula works in oils, watercolors, and acrylics, and is particularly noted as a modern surrealist for her ability to express an idea with a minimum of effort and economy of touch. Her subject matter is often the intimate world of a sensitive woman who discovered poetry in the simplest acts and gestures, and her delicate, subtle works have been shown at many official Salons throughout the USA and Europe.
In addition to creating art, Bula is also a Usability Expert, helping to make user interfaces for mobile and web applications more aesthetic, efficient and user-friendly. She spends her time in Miami and Los Angeles.