Linette BELL

Born 1959 in Christchurch, Dorset into a family of artists and printers. Her father is portrait artist Gareth Bell. One year foundation art course at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art. In addition, she attended life drawing classes given by the late Sam Rabin (famous for his paintings of boxers). He instilled in his students the need for serious study of form, movement and space as a foundation for painting and sculpture. His lineage to Auguste Rodin is much in evidence, seen in the sculptural quality of his paintings. Linnette is also drawn to classical sculpture and has on occasions made head and shoulder portraits cast in bronze. She attended Manchester Metropolitan University from 1978 to 1981 where she received a degree in Fine Art Painting.