"My desire is to share with you, the viewer, what I feel when I experience my spiritual connection to my surroundings. I consider reality as we see it to be a valuable grounding tool in my technique, balanced with my emotional response to the paint."
Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas and focused her art studies on life drawing of the human figure. After establishing a world-renowned career as an illustrator, she has turned her attention to her personal work. The subject of her work ranges from imaginative realism to contemporary wildlife paintings. She has won numerous awards and was named a Living Master. Her work has been exhibited at museums and featured in many publications including Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector. Currently, Julie resides in Pennsylvania. She is one of the prestigious jurors for The Bennett Prize 3.0.