Posts Tagged ‘leeds’

Artist of the moment………Trevor Bell



Trevor Bell is a British artist renown for his abstract style of painting. Trevor Bell was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England in the year 1930. Bell attended the Leeds College of Art.

A big step in fame came for the artist when he won a painting award at the Paris Biennial.

Bell sometimes uses shaped canvases.

Bell has also taught at the collegiate level at Florida State University at Tallahassee. The artist spent two decades in Florida before returning to Cornwall.

In this clip a great interview with the artist as he celebrated his 80th year. Many works are shown:

The artist is part of the permanent collection of the Tate.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000. The artist works in acrylics, ink, oils, gouache, and watercolor.

I enjoy the way Bell makes use of his shaped canvases. Each piece is made with dynamic lines that exaggerate the uniquely shaped canvases.


Artist of the moment……..John Grimshaw



John Grimshaw was a British painter renown for his nocturnal marine paintings. John Grimshaw was born in Leeds, England in the year 1836. Grimshaw was immensely popular with the middle class. Grimshaw was a Victorian erapainter who captured the atmospheric conditions perfectly.

A contemporary that painted similar works was the American painter James McNeill Whistler. Whistler thought he had invented the nocturnal landscape until seeing the works of his contemporary Grimshaw.

Grimshaw had four children that became professional artists.


John Grimshaw passed away in 1893 due to complications from tuberculosis.

Price range information: Grimshaw worked in oils. Works range from $100,000 to more than $1 million dollars.

In this clip a montage of works by John Atkinson Grimshaw:

If you enjoy the work of John Grimshaw be sure and check out the paintings of artist John Stobart. Other artists who painted great works at night include Frederic Remington and Frank Tenney Johnson.