Cat Bell - Cat paints and draws animal portraits using acrylics and inks on board, canvas & paper. For this year’s Art Walk she focusses on creatures found around the seaside paradise that is Portobello.
In her younger years Cat attended Ulster University, studying Fine Craft Design, specialising in Jewellery & Silversmithing, after completing a course in Art & Design at Telford College. On leaving university she focused on crafts including fabric work, upholstery and crochet. In recent years she has enjoyed working with photography, stone carving, interior design, mixed media, costume creation and digital design, before moving to painting more recently in early 2017.
Dylan Bell - Dylan paints urban coastlines in oil and acrylic on wooden boards, using an experimental graphic style and seaside themed lino cuts in a homage to Portobello’s playful past.
Dylan studied art at Waikato University in New Zealand, specialising in fibres and fabrics and studying contemporary Maori and Pacific art, before teaching for several years in Scotland. In recent years he has embarked on screen printing and stone-carving courses, and has experimented with stencilling, lino cuts, and painting. He also enjoys planning and executing large scale creative projects.
Bell’s Galleries are proud to be part of this year’s Porty Art Walk, which showcases our community - the makers, the doers and the sharers.
We are offering a selection of original paintings, prints and posters with a link to this year’s Art Walk theme of ‘Pleasure Ground’, and a celebration of the UK’s coastal heritage.
We will explore a broad range of genres, media types, dates and places of origin - Scottish landscapes, seascapes, Modern British, cinematic popular culture, Victorian naïve work, oil, screenprint.. all focusing on our love of the seaside.
With such a diverse offering, it’s hoped there will be something to generate an interest for all who attend. Enjoy a stroll, share a story, and come for a little escape.