ARTISTS REVEAL THEIR BREAKTHROUGH WORK | JULIE BELL

JULIE BELL

 Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas. A former competitive bodybuilder, Julie applies the same discipline and intensity to her art career. Her knowledge of anatomy has allowed her to imbue her figures of humans and animals with grace and strength. At the heart of her work is an element of empowerment and independence.  She has been named a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.

Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas. A former competitive bodybuilder, Julie applies the same discipline and intensity to her art career. Her knowledge of anatomy has allowed her to imbue her figures of humans and animals with grace and strength. At the heart of her work is an element of empowerment and independence.  She has been named a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center.

  Julie Bell |  Pegasus Befriends The Muses    | oil on wood | 48x60 | 2018 | Courtesy of the Bennett Collection of Women Realists

Julie Bell | Pegasus Befriends The Muses | oil on wood | 48x60 | 2018 | Courtesy of the Bennett Collection of Women Realists

Pegasus has been somewhat of an imaginary friend to me for my entire life. By finally creating an epic painting dedicated to his generous spirit, I feel that I’ve taken a necessary step towards validating my own authority. This now frees me from the comparisons, insecurities, and approval-seeking which blinded me to my own unique spectrum. It seems that in my quest to discover my own personal filter, I’m discovering is what most sets me apart from other artists. Skills be damned, no other person can be me.
— Julie Bell
Didi Menendez