Artist John Bell

Low tide at Troon

John Bell

Media Oil
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £1150.00 / $1615.75
Size 96 x 96 cm
Ref 23155

Fishing Boats at Tarbert

John Bell

Media Oil
Type Landscape/Seascape
Price £550.00 / $772.75
Size 40 x 40 cm
Ref 21066
John Bell was born in Ayr, in 1968 and was brought up in Fife. He painted from a young age but chose to pursue a career in Architecture, graduating from The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow in 1993. He has worked as an architect since then but has continued to paint and exhibit work having undergone further study at Glasgow School of Art.

John paints landscapes and seascapes around Scotland and often along the Ayrshire coast near his home in Troon. Whether he is painting an intimate woodland scene or an expansive shoreline, his carefully composed oil paintings are always atmospheric. He is interested in the extremes of light and colour in the Scottish landscape but his colours are often subtle, reflecting the coolness of the Scottish light. He is interested in the influence of the constantly changing weather, which can transform the mood in a moment. The sky often dominates his paintings and he uses bold brushwork to express the form and movement of cloud.

Galleries having exhibited work include galleries, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
The Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
The Framework Gallery, Troon
Beresford Gallery Ayr
Overt Gallery, Newmilns
Arran Art Gallery

Selected exhibitions:
Glasgow Art Fair 2003
Edinburgh Art Fair 2010
Mixed exhibition, The Framework Gallery, March 2011
Paisley Art Institute 2011.
Scottish Society of Architect Artists, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr 2011. (Best work award)