PAINTINGS AND EXPERIMENTAL DIGITAL WORK BY JONATHAN BELL

My name is Jonathan Bell, and I am an artist living in Tucson, Arizona. If I had to describe my style I would call it "representational," but often with a surreal twist. Sometimes the subject includes dreamlike entities. Sometimes the subjects float or fly furiously around in the composition. Sometimes the two are combined.
Light also plays an important role. I like to set up my paintings so that colors bounce all around the subjects, reflecting and subtly amplifying themselves in the scene.
I am in a state of constant learning, as each new painting presents its own unique set of challenges.
In 2005 I began exploring the world of digital 3D art. It is my goal to eventually marry the two worlds together - to recreate the subjects from my paintings and give them breath and life.

 

SOLO SHOWS

July 1999 Harmony House Art Exhibit, Stanford University, Stanford CA

October 1990 "Seven Deadly Sins" San Jose State University, San Jose CA

GROUP SHOWS

2016 "Off The Wall", Raices Taller 222 Gallery and Workshop, Tucson AZ

2015 Tucson International Airport Temporary Art Exhibts, Tucson AZ

2013 "Lluvia de Vida", Raices Taller 222 Gallery and Workshop, Tucson AZ

2013 Pioneer Building Exhibit: "Inner Chambers", Pioneer Building, Tucson AZ

2012 "Raices & Friends", Raices Taller 222 Gallery and Workshop, Tucson AZ

2004 Group Show, Gallery Four Ten, Tucson AZ

2004 Group Show, Gallery Four Ten, Tucson AZ

2003 "Cornucopia" Gallery Four Ten, Tucson AZ

2003 "Sprouts" Gallery Four Ten, Tucson AZ

2000 Art Made To Match, Grand Opening, San Jose CA