West Woodburn, Northumberland, UK
After teaching & Lecturing in Art & Design for 30 years Mike took early retirement 15 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
Awards include Queens Award 1965, Artdomain Gallery Palm Art Award 2006 [ Leipzig] ; “Just Paint” 2nd prize 2008 Artrom Gallery Rome,;- 1st prize 2009 American Art Awards, ; 1st prize American juried Art Salon 2009 [ mixed media] ,& 1st prize International Competition [Mixed Media] Avisen-avk Gallery Denmark 2008
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 Northumberland ; Gossipgate Callery Cumbria ;Alpha Art ,Edinburgh; Ingoldsby Gallery Margate. Seascape Gallery,Godalming Surrey
Solo Exhibition Biscuit Factory Newcastle; Alpha Art Edinburgh, Bakehouse Gallery,Alnwick
2011 Exhibitons include;-
The Art Gallery,Tetbury Gloustershire .UK
The Margate Gallery ,Margate,kent,UK
The Biscuit Factory,Autumn Exhibition Newcastle ,UK
The Chancery Gallery Bracebridge,Ontario,Canada
The Coldstream Gallery,Coldstream ,Scotlan
Artist Haven gallery Ft lauderdale Florida
Xanadu gallery Scottsdale USA
Winter Show Schoolroom Gallery Alnmouth northumberland
Caelum Gallery ,New York USA
Newcastle Art fair with the Siott gallery
Neac Gallery newcastle
Cass Univ of london
artgallery .co.uk Tetbury Glost UK
American Art Awards 2010/11/12
seeme gallery Space New York
Art takes times Square,New york
OnlineGalleries include . www.numasters.com ; ; www.absolutearts.com/mikebell
USA/Canada ;- AJAS Winter online Exhibition, APW Gallery ,New York ]] ,Artists Haven Gallery,Ft Lauderdale Florida . Chancery Gallery Ontario Canada; ,Monsoon Gallery Bethlehem, Penn;.Lisa Tucci Contemporary Art, New York. Rhonda Scaller Studio New York
Europe;- ; Artrom Gallery Rome,Italy & Marziart Gallery Hamburg,& Artdomain Gallery Liepzig Germany
Mike is a member of SAA, LAI , IATTDA , The Artrom Gallery Guild Of Artists & Designers in Rome . 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 & By Allen Lane Ltd for the Boardroom of their London Offices
Rep in Corporate sector by Art into Business , Advocate-Art, Elegant Clutter Ltd & by Agape Tile Ltd in North Carolina USA [Stone & Mosaic ]
Selections of Open Edition prints are published in Texas, USA by Coupralux, in the UK by Indigo ArtsLtd , Liverpool[see the Indigo Collection] & 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.mike--bell.artistwebsites.com, www.axisweb.org.artist/mikebell , www.absolutearts.com/mikebell
Mike Bell joined Pixels on June 30th, 2009.