West Woodburn, Northumberland, UK
Short cv/Resume 2006-2009
After teaching & Lecturing in Art & Design for 30 years Mike took early retirement 13 years ago to concentrate on his Painting .
Since then he has exhibited in many Galleries including The Biscuit Factory ,Laing ,& Hatton Galleries in Newcastle and also at Artco Leeds.The Brownston Gallery Devon, John Green Glasgow .Scotlandart.com Edinburgh & Glasgow galleries .Walker Gallery Harrogate,Untitled Gallery London,Artrom Gallery, Rome, Marziart Gallerie Hamburg & Art Domain Gallery Leipzig Germany winning their Palm Art Award 2006. 1st prize 2009 American Art Awards,1st prize AJAS 2009[ mixed media category]
Solo shows include The Coningsby Gallery London , Calder Gallery Hebdon Bridge ,& Duchess Gallery, Kielder Castle.
work was also shown at Art Basel Miami 2006 by the NYArts magazine & in the American Juried Art Salon Spring & winter 2006,07,& 08 Online Exhibitions becoming a Master Class Plus Artist member. www.artjury.com
In 2007 Represented at AAF Bristol, Newcastle Art Fair,The Brownston Gallery Devon.The Biscuit Factory Newcastle, Museum of the Americas , Florida USA ,The Rhonda Schaller Studio ,New York , Ed Chasen Fine Art Washington DC & ArtExpo Las Vegas , Also selected by Agape Tile in North Carolina USA to show his portfolio on their stand at the prestigious Dubai Index Exhibition 2007 ,the largest Designer Show in the Middle East
USA/Canada ;- Michael Joseph Gallery ,Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Inter/Nat Exhibition at BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburg . Ed Chasen Fine Art Washington DC. The Chancery Gallery ,Ontario & Energy Gallery ,Toronto[ www.energygallery.com ]
UK;- The Biscuit Factory Newcastle , Sheridan Russell Gallery London, St.Dogmaels Gallery Pembrokeshire, Bakehouse Gallery Alnwick ,Schoolroom Gallery Alnmouth,Brownston Gallery Devon, Alpha Art Edinburgh. Obsidianart,Stoke Mandeville ,Bucks, Gossipgate Gallery Alston Cumbria
Include AAF London with Sheridan Russell Gallery, AAF Bristol & Birmingham with Brownston Gallery & Harrogate ,Edinburgh ,Newcastle & Cambridge Art fairs with The Seascape Gallery, Art Expo Montreal [by Chancery Art Gallery, Ontario ]2009 ;- Northern Art Show Harrogate Newcastle/Gateshead Art fair & Edinburgh Art fair [Alpha art ]
UK;- Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham; Biscuit Factory ,Newcastle; Bakery Gallery ,Cumbria; Stark Gallery,Canterbury; Brownston Gallery,Devon; Bakehouse Gallery Northumberlad ; Gossipgate Callery Cumbria ;Alpha Art ,Edinburgh; Ingoldsby Gallery Margate. Seascape Gallery,Godalming Surrey
OnlineGalleries include . www.numasters.com ; www.seascapegallery.com ; www.absolutearts.com/mikebell
USA/Canada ;- AJAS Winter online Exhibition, APW Gallery ,New York [ march] ,Artists Haven Gallery,Ft Lauderdale Florida [Aug/sept]. Chancery Gallery Ontario Canada; ,Monsoon Gallery Bethlehem, Penn;.Elisa Contemporary Art, New York., Art sourceforDesign Scottsdale ,Arizona
Europe;- [Jan/Feb] ; Artrom Gallery Rome Artdomain Gallery ,Liepzig,Germany
Mike is a member of SAA, LAI , IATTDA , The Artrom Gallery Guild Of Artists & Designers in Rome.& Artist Universal based in Helsinki . In the Corporate sector his work has been commissioned by Wetherspoons Hotel chain , selected by Indigo art for a large Hotel/Water park project in The Cotswolds & recently By Allen Lane Ltd for the Boardroom of their London Offices
Rep by Art into Businees ,Advocate-Art
London, & Elegant Clutter Ltd Warwick
Mikes Open Edition prints are published in Texas, USA by Coupralux, in the UK by Indigo Arts , Liverpool & from his studio a small range of signed Ltd edition prints to order.
. His work is mainly mixed media ,using many materials to create a strong textured surface on the canvas. His inspirations mainly come from the wild Northumbrian coast where he lived for 25years & now from the wild Borders region of hills lakes .dales & wild Moorland , Mike says “The land of Far horizons” Northumberland has light which enhances the tactile quality of the landscape no matter what the Season.
Full cv/bio/ www.axisweb.org.artist/mikebell & www.absolutearts.com/mikebell
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