Colin Bell Biography
Colin was born in Argentina, became an architect, immigrated to Canada in 1965 and lives in Calgary. His artistic training began as a teenager in Argentina, continuing in Canada with workshops with many renowned artists. He is a member of various art organizations, and has participated in numerous group and solo shows. Colin’s work is mostly involved with landscape, but frequently includes figures, animals, flowers and still life. He instructs groups in sketching and painting in watercolours, acrylics and oils, and his work hangs in many private and corporate collections, and is exhibited in galleries in Canada, U.S.A. and Mexico.
Art is a compulsion for Colin, almost as natural as breathing. His work mostly celebrates subjects experienced and enjoyed, attempting to communicate the spirit of the subject by means of light, colour, texture and line. His work includes oils, acrylics and watercolours, each of which has unique qualities. Colin’s paintings try to express the essence of the subject while dramatizing it in terms of light, composition, structure and colour. Painting on location is one of Coin’s special treats when weather and opportunity permit.