Linda Bell  
Mixed Media and Collage


Had a wonderful reception for the opening of the show on June 26th. The weather was lovely, the installation of the paintings looked great and lots of people showed up -- so I relaxed and had a wonderful time. I was back on Saturday June 30th for "meet the artist" and that is when I took these photo's - missed the paintings at the front of the building so will try to get another photo before the show comes down. Unfortunately I do not have any photos of the reception.












(posted on 17 Jun 2018)

Reception: Tuesday June 26th 6 to 8 pm 

Location: Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave. West Vancouver 

The show will continue to Saturday July 15th. 

As promised I have added a Gallery to my website so you can get a sneak peek (not peak) of the paintings that will be in the show. The paintings vary in size from 8" x 8" (the last 6 paintings on the page are what I call my mini's) to 36" x 48". As the title of the show indicates the majority are mixed media and the subject matter is also mixed.

If you are interested in viewing the paintings click on the link below and then look under galleries. The paintings that will be at the show are located under the title Ferry Building. 

Lets hope for some wonderful summer weather and I look forward to seeing some of you soon. 

Here is your invitation to my show at the Ferry Building. I will be sending out a sneak peak of the paintings that will be in the show a week before it starts. Hope to see some of you at the reception!  I will also be at the Ferry Building on Saturday afternoon June 30th 

You can access my website at


I also currently have two paintings in the South Delta Artists Guild "Oil and Water Show". Check out the information on this show at the South Delta Artists Guild Website. There are lots of great paintings at this show, check it out. The show ends on June 24th.  One of my paintings called "Celebration" won an Honourable Mention Award.  I am very pleased that this painting was bought by another artist. 


(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 

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)



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. 


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. 

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"

Thats all for now - Wishing you all a wonderful 2018



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