Julie Bell is a native of Windsor, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking – intaglio from the University of Windsor. While living in Louisiana, she received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and drawing at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She has worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and instructor both in the US and Canada. Her work is in private collections around the world including the US, Germany, England, Hungary, Japan, Africa and India.
“My current work is a culmination of a variety of eclectic experiences and interests, combining a fine arts aesthetic with design sensibilities and a craftsperson’s love of materials. Inspiration is taken from multiple sources including natural and industrial landscapes, ready-made sometimes kitschy materials and traditional processes. Using a decoupage technique, handmade and recycled papers, plant materials, fibre, dry pigment, metallics and dyes are manipulated to transform functional glass into unique works of art.”
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