Biography

 

Always moved by making, dance and music, Pat graduated from a Fine Art degree, (sculpture and exploring the effect of costume and movement on the wearer). She worked with fringe theatre groups in the early 70s. In 1975 she was a Post Grad student of Theatre Design at the Slade School of Fine Art, afterwards working for theatres and in studios in London and in the USA. Theatre design, costume props, costume making, model-making and costume jewellery work were her first forays into the arts. She retrained and spent 6 years as an IT Support and graphics worker, before venturing to paint.

 

Born in North East UK in 1950, she returned there after living and working in many places -

Birmingham, London, Chicago, (6 years), and Denver Colorado, USA.

 

Education :  

BA, Fine Art, Sculpture 1969

Sunderland School of Art & Design

2 Years Post Graduate Theatre Design,

Slade School of Fine Art 1975

MA, Illustration & Design, 2005

Sunderland University

                   

Exhibited locally and was a featured artist at the Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 2014. Continued exhibiting there sporadically. 

https://www.thebiscuitfactory.com/collections/pat-bell

Sold in the USA, Europe and the UK.