Project Description

Angela Bell

Angela Bell



About Angela Bell

Focusing primarily on portraiture, my current body of work consists of small scale oils, exploring the themes of origins and belonging. The work is developed from a variety of source material including found photographs. The images are manipulated and reinterpreted through the application and exploration of mark making techniques. These depictions of people’s lives have been retrieved and revived in the form of intimate oils. In my work I look not to dictate a specific meaning but rather to prompt either some form of recognition or inspire curiosity and for the viewer to determine their individual narrative.

My work has been selected for numerous exhibitions including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Ulster Academy. I am a member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters and I have been awarded the Dry Red Press Award, LARA Portrait Award and an Award with the Jacksons Painting Prize.


Having achieved a BA Hons in Fine Art at the University of Ulster I furthered my artist development at the Norwich School of Art and Design achieving a Masters in Fine Art.


-Royal Hibernian Academy -annual exhibition

-Contemporary British Portrait Painters-Perceptions-Cass Art


-Royal Ulster Academy -annual exhibition

-Semi Skimmed Gallery-Waluso Gallery- Goods Things Come In Small Packages

-Paxton Glew -Brighton Group Show -Urban Miniatures

-Moniker Art Fair – London

-Semi Skimmed Gallery – Give Me The Loot

-Dynamite Gallery -Brighton

-By Ace Club -The Ned – Group Show

-Dynamite Gallery-The 80’s

-Affordable Art Fair – Hampstead- Well Hung Gallery

-By Ace Club – Group How -Union London

– Dynamite Gallery- Brighton Festival

-Royal Society of Portrait Painters -Mall Galleries


-Well Hung Gallery-London

-Hang Tough Gallery -Dublin

-Society of Women Artists- Mall Galleries

-Semi Skimmed Gallery – BSMT Space

-Royal Ulster Academy- annual exhibition

– Affordable Art Fair – Hampstead – Jackson’s Painting Prize

-Royal Hibernian Academy- annual exhibition

-Royal Society of British Artists-Mall Galleries

-Jackson’s Open Painting Prize

-Well Hung Gallery -London


-Royal Ulster Academy-annual exhibition

-Well Hung Gallery -Semblance

-Royal Academy Summer Exhibition-London

-Jacksons Open Art Prize – Prize Winner

-Aureus Contemporary- New York – Super Natural

– Society of Women Artists- Mall Galleries

– Creekside Open selected by Jordan Baseman-APT Gallery

– Artist and Illustrators Artist of the Year – Prize Winner