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John Bell – Giclee        Click an image to see artwork framed.

Glendrynoch Cottage, Skye

Glendrynoch Cottage, Skye

Medium: Giclee Size: 114 x 36cm Price: £249
Deserted Croft, Orkney

Deserted Croft, Orkney

Medium: Giclee Size: 114 x 36cm Price: £249
Three Trees, Perthshire

Three Trees, Perthshire

Medium: Giclee Size: 114 x 36cm Price: £249
Reflections, Ballachulish

Reflections, Ballachulish

Medium: Giclee Size: 58 x 59cm Price: £199
Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe

Blackrock Cottage, Glencoe

Medium: Giclee Size: 58 x 59cm Price: £199
Lobster Boat, Argyll

Lobster Boat, Argyll

Medium: Giclee Size: 58 x 59cm Price: £199

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Biography

I was born in Dundee in 1972 and lived in Broughty Ferry for 35 years. For those of you that know the area, I attended…

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…Forthill Primary then Grove Academy, and then studied Illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
Since graduating in 1993 I have exhibited regularly throughout Scotland, with several solo shows and many mixed shows in the Strathearn Gallery in Crieff, Frames Gallery in Perth, and Eduardo Alessandro Studios back in Broughty Ferry.
Now I am all grown up and married, and we live in the Carse of Gowrie where we’re surrounded by fields, hills and big open views … quite different to the previous view from my window of rooftops and the neighbours washing – it’s very distracting but for much better reasons.

I paint in acrylics, and as you can see from the gallery my work is photo realistic, and the subjects tend to have an element of something traditional or aged about them.
I really love the stark white lighthouses we get on the coasts around Scotland. Sometimes a copse of old trees will catch my eye or a crumbly old barn, an empty beach or a grumpy cow chewing hay.
More exciting than painting the subject is actually being around or with it. I frequently gain the views from inside a cloud on top of the Scottish mountains and am secretly completing the Munros. I also dabble in rock climbing which is an ideal way to appreciate that midges can indeed spot a defenceless target.
At the weekends I become “Johnny” and I play in a ceilidh band calledSporran Again. We have become quite busy in the last few years playing at weddings etc. and this has also allowed us as a band to become seasoned buffet experts.