Philip Buller received his MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in 1994. His representational paintings transcend the literal narrative through their ambiguity of historic reference signifying universal themes and a dominant sensation of movement. Buller explains, "I apply paint, remove paint - creating and obscuring forms. A form must be fully realized before it can be obscured. The ambiguity of a blurred image often encourages me to reach below a literal interpretation of form.” Philip Buller has taught private classes in the U.S. & Europe and at the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University in northern California. He has been leading painting retreats since 1994 in both Greece and Italy, as well as in California.