A Note from the Artist's Family:
Mr. Bell passed away in November 2013 at the age of 76. He leaves behind a Wife, Daughter and Granddaughter, and a long legacy of artwork. We have kept the statements from him unchanged as those words are his, and still reflect his connection to the places and people depicted in the artwork. We will continue to sell prints until the supply is exhausted. We still have a few original paintings for sale. Of course there will be no new original artwork. We appreciate you looking. Please contact us if you have questions about any of the artwork.
As a child I was shown how to draw stick figures
to keep me entertained while my mother went about her
chores. This sparked a fascination with the arts that
has lasted throughout my lifetime and taken me through
several professional careers: illustrator, product designer
and fabric designer to name a few.
|| One of the most interesting
projects involved participating on a special committee
for the National Endowment for the Arts. Our task
was to organize a city-wide art festival, in Washington
DC. The exhibit was composed of artists from around
the United States to celebrate the inauguration
of Jimmy Carter. I was privileged to be one of the
Although I have visited our country from coast to
coast, I was born and raised in Arkansas. I have
a keen appreciation for the beauty of our state
and the character of her people; and as a result,
most of my paintings consist of Arkansas scenery
and turn of the century Arkansas cityscapes. Old
postcards, early photographs and on site photography
are part of the research into each composition.
All of these elements are combined to capture a
moment in time that you can almost remember even
though you may have never been there.
All of these subjects are available as signed and numbered
limited edition prints in giclee on canvas or fine art
To order please contact:
(John Bell, Jr.'s daughter)
Maxine (Tincher) Bell
(John Bell, Jr's widow)