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J David Bell
Since gaining a B.A.(Hons.) in Fine Art in 1978, David has continued to produce oil paintings, watercolours and drawings on a regular basis. Most of his work features the landscape, usually with trees as the dominant feature. He is an artist who likes to look afresh at his immediate surroundings, producing views from his studio window of nearby houses and gardens. Though his paintings are not photographic depictions of reality, much of his work is detailed, and reflects a close scrutiny of the scene over a considerable period of time. This lends the work an intensity and in some cases a slight air of surrealism.

     
Previous Exhibitions   Too many to list. One man shows include: Ruthin Library Gallery (2009); Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre (2006 and 2011); English and Welsh Landscapes, Gateway Theatre Gallery, Chester; Community Gallery, Theatr Clwyd; Chester Library Gallery; Black Sheep Gallery, Hawarden; Wrexham Library Arts Centre; Ellesmere College Arts Centre, Shropshire; The Grove Park Little Theatre, Wrexham; College of Art and Design Gallery, Wrexham; Darlington Art Gallery; The Breadline Gallery, Leeds; The Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham. He has had various two person and group exhibitions in Wales and England.
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