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Don Bell - "Shadows"
W: 760mm x H: 910mm
This work is unframed
The items contained in the painting are an arrangement in my home and each morning I noticed the shadows cast from the rising sun. The colours, serenity and peace of the elements together with the ever changing light inspired me to depict them on canvas. The sculpture of the ballerina was produced by my mother inlaw, a well known Port Elizabeth sculpyor. The Old Copper and brass Jug was discovered in an antique store in 1974. The flowers keep changing but when the bright crimson ones were displayed - I could,nt help but use them!
I am a multi-faceted artist and illustrator, Senior Professional Architectural Technologist, former advertising exec and keen photographer.I work in oil, watercolours, charcoal, pencil, pen and multi-media paintings, drawings and commercial illustrations. I enjoy all types of subject matter ranging from wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, portraits - across the spectrum to architecture, contemporary art, aviation, ships, trains and still life.My approach to colour, form, composition, subject matter:As a designer and artist, I am inspired by all types of subject matter and am constantly experimenting with colours, form and subject matter. Wildlife & aviation however, are my first choices which I constantly return to. My mission:My mission is to produce unconditional fine-art excellence which will leave a legacy that is an accurate record, inspires, brings joy and is a delight to the art owner.Art Philosophy.My philosophy is to enjoy every facet of God's creations and my own gift of creativity. I receive enormous satisfaction from mentoring others and donating my time and works to worthy causes which benefit humanity and the environment. My aviation works are well researched and the aircraft and locations are accurate as possible so that they provide a legacy and historical record for others to appreciate.PRINTS:All my works are available as prints, posters, postcards etc. CAREER: I owned my own advertising design and architectural studio for 18 years then formed a company called Gate 7 Consulting Services which concentrates only on architectural services. I have many years experience in marketing & advertising, Communications, architecture, graphic design, conferencing & event management.
I attended art classes from a young age and was privately tutored by Andre' Vancoillie, well known local artist and lecturer at the age of 16 years. I matriculated in art at the PE Technical College I have participated in exhibitions at the Getaway Show Cape Town, Port Elizabeth St Georges Gallery, De Oude Kraal Luxury Guest Lodge, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Queenstown, EPSAC Port Elizabeth and my aviation works are on display in my SAAF Museum Art Gallery in Forest Hill Port Elizabeth.
Art Matric + private tuition with Andre' Vancoillie
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