“The images that he creates uses a wide variety of materials such as sand, soil, coal dust, and driftwood are often embedded in his paint surfaces.” Mike goes on further and states “I want my paintings to be as natural as possible and rarely do I use a brush but I will use a finger, a knife, a trowel, sand ,plaster, spray paints and lots of builders materials to create impasto paint surfaces.”
Mike has experimented with Holographic Foils in his paintings in order to simulate the wonderful lighting of Northumberland area. Since moving to Redesdale he has been inspired and has become aware of the interaction of man and nature, especially in the area’s wild crags, quarries, moorland and forest to create a wonderful tapestry at different times of year.
Mike states that “rock strata, strange cloud formations, moody sunsets, reflections in rivers and lakes all have me rushing for camera or sketchbook.”
Mike Bell’s website with his wonderful nature inspired art can be seen here http://mike--
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