John Bell is a landscape painter from Scotland. His work is inspired by the beauty of Scotland’s central west coast and includes ‘High Tide, South of Irvine’ and ‘Evening at Barassie, June 2022’. We are delighted to offer free worldwide delivery on their paintings.
“John always bring a soft, dreamlike quality to the wild coastlines of Scotland in his work.” Laura, Gallery Manager.
ScotlandArt’s clientele are always pleased to find such wonderful and unique paintings of much-loved west coast areas.
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:
Art Exposure Gallery
The Gatehouse Gallery
The Framework Gallery
Arran Art Gallery
Glasgow Art Fair 2003
Edinburgh Art Fair 2010 (Mixed exhibition)
The Framework Gallery March 2011
Paisley Art Institute 2011