Linda Bell  
Mixed Media and Collage

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(posted on 22 May 2018)

I have continued to work on abstraction and recently did these 2 abstracted prairie landscapes.

   

 

(posted on 10 May 2018)

I will be having a solo show at the Ferry Building in West Vancouver called "Mixing It Up". The show will run from June 26th to July 15th. This is a wonderful venue on the waterfront in Ambleside and the weather should be lovely at that time. 

The reception is on Tuesday June 26th from 6 to 8 pm. Hope to see lots of you there so don't forget to make a note in your calendar. 

I will send out more information regarding the show in early June. I plan to have a variety of different paintings on display in keeping with the title of the show. The painting below is called Runic Fragments. 

(posted on 10 May 2018)

I have been experimenting with developing abstract patterns with Mini paintings on Watercolour paper. They are fun to do and they are are great for exploring simple shape and line. I have also experimented with fixing some of them onto 8"x8" cradled wood panels and some I plan to present under a 12" x 12" Matt (6.5" x 6'5" opening).  These Mini's can be found in the abstract gallery. See examples below. The first one has been mounted on panel.

       

 

(posted on 24 Mar 2018)

I added a new gallery to my website called "From My Travels". I was inspired to do that as I have recently painted a couple of scenes from my trip to France and Italy last fall. In addition I came across a photo of a Kudu that I took in Africa several years a go and used it as basis for another painting. When I uploaded these paintings I wasn't sure which one of my galleries they fit best in as they could be of a variety of content areas from landscapes to people or animals.  So I selected a number of previous paintings from "my travels" added  my 3 new paintings and created this new gallery. Hopefully I will keep adding to it with new paintings. 

   

(posted on 10 Mar 2018)

Check out the Abstracted Show at the FCA at www.artists.ca 

My painting called "Ancient Letters "was selected for this show. 

The following painting was selected to be included in the upcoming Canvas Unbound Show at the FCA 

Copper Moon Mixed Media on Canvas 30" x 30" 

(posted on 28 Dec 2017)

 

2017 

Once again it is already the end of this year and 2018 starts in a few days - time is just whizzing by.  I looked back through my blog and realized that I started my website 5 years ago in December and sent out my first e-mail to the few people on my distribution list at that time.  The other reminder of time passing is my wonderful one year old granddaughter. Watching the changes that occur in a baby in one short year is truly amazing.

This year I have not been terribly diligent in keeping my blog up and true to my promise at the beginning of this year I have not sent out a bunch of e-mails -- this is only my 3rd, the last one being in June. My painting time has also been a bit sporadic but I have had my work accepted into a number of FCA (Federation of Canadian Artist) shows over the year (see the events section) and also had another painting accepted by ISAP (International Society of Acrylic Painters) which resulted in my receiving Signature Status with that organization which was unexpected but great.   

This fall I was lucky enough to go to southern France and Italy and as I like to brag - I worked on perfecting the art of sitting in cafes with a glass of wine and watching the world go by. I  did manage to take some photo's along the way so maybe a few city/landscapes will show up in my work in the coming year. I  also added paintings to a few new galleries in the lower mainland. Check out my links section for the addition of the Awen Art Gallery in Richmond and the Little Cricket Gallery in Maple Ridge. 

2018  

Workshop In South Delta - "Moving Toward Abstraction"

At the end of April I will be giving a 2 day Workshop at the SDAG (South Delta Artists Guild). The title of the workshop is "Moving Toward Abstraction". Dates are April 21 and 22nd. I am no longer a member of this Guild but I think accessing their workshops is one of the best "deals in town". They have their own workshop space, the registration fees in comparison are very  low and they have members who help out at the workshops (sometimes even home baking is provided !). There is however a limit of 12 participants for the this workshop. Information has already been posted on the SDAG website. Click on the workshop and the description and registration information will pop up.  Hope to see some of you there. 

www.southdeltaartistsguild.com 

Ferry Building Gallery Show in West Vancouver June 26 to July 16

I was thrilled to be chosen for a solo show at the Ferry Building in the Spring/Summer of 2018.  It is my favourite venue and I have participated in several group shows there in the past but having a solo show, while exciting, is also a bit intimidating.  I will be sending more reminders during the spring including the date of the reception and more information about the exhibition. Those of you that live on or know the North Shore are aware of the lovely location of the Ferry Building on the waterfront in Ambleside. The weather should be great at that time of year. 

Below is one the paintings that was in the Mixed Media Show at the FCA Gallery.

The Title is " Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"

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Thats all for now - Wishing you all a wonderful 2018

 

 

(posted on 13 Sep 2017)

Just received notification that 2 of my paintings were accepted into this FCA exhibition that runs from September 28 to October 8th. 

      

(posted on 11 Sep 2017)

Please click on REPRESENTATION and Links to connect to the new website for this Gallery. Click on Artists to find my "mini gallery" 

(posted on 31 Aug 2017)

I just took 10 of my paintings into a furniture store in Richmond. I am quite excited as there are a number of artists participating with each artist having a "mini gallery" coordinated with furniture groupings. The mini galleries are in the process of being setup and a website for the art is in development. As soon as the website is up I will add the link and provide more information.  Below is one of the photo's taken of my paintings with a furniture grouping. 

 

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