"... reflecting personality, and eliciting an emotional response in the viewer"

Jackie Bell

Having always been an art lover, Jackie decided to take up painting during 2020 when her retail business was unable to open during lockdown.  Using the internet and access to online courses, she enjoys trying different media to paint with and exploring a diverse range of subject matter.

Portrait painting is a particular favourite using oil paints or pastels.  Jackie likes to take her own reference photographs wherever possible and is interested in making a connection with the sitter to create a mutually agreeable representation.

Pose and lighting are the elements she concentrates on to say something about the sitter, reflecting their personality, and eliciting an emotional response in the viewer.

Commission work undertaken.

portrait painter
Jackie Bell

now exhibiting at the bell gallery

works at the bell gallery:

Emma II

Oil on Canvas
28cm x 36cm
£425

David

Pastel
Framed 46cm x 68cm
£485

Idris

Oil on Canvas Board
Framed 43cm x 36cm
£285

Toby

Oil on Canvas Board
Framed 36cm x 43cm
£285

Emma I

Oil on Canvas Board
Framed 45cm x 45cm
£650

Maud

Oil on Canvas
Framed 23cm x 23cm
£250

Sidney Sausage

Pastel
Framed 52cm x 52cm
NFS (Commission – £385)

Roger

Pastel
Framed 42cm x 53cm
NFS (Commission – £485)

Estelle

Oil on Canvas
Framed 24cm x 29cm
£250