PAUL BELL, WHO?
PAUL IS A DIGITAL ARTIST FROM PETERBOROUGH UK.
DIGITAL ART? IS THAT REAL ART?
READ ON & THEN CHECK OUT MY IMAGES.
MAKE YOUR OWN MIND UP.
Actually I prefer ‘Aviation Artist’.
After years of magazine art, painting various styles of nail varnish, painting on make up & so on for magazine pictures, making people slimmer, altering body shape, changing hair colour & styles & so on to suit picture editors & clients and I started to become disillusioned with the whole media industry & wanted to make the break to aviation & needed the push.2014 I read about the Canadian Lancaster flying over to fly with the BBMF Lancaster, two Lancaster’s in the sky! But it got better, September 14th 2014 they were to fly over our second Lancaster, Just Jane at East Kirkby so we have THREE LANCASTER’S TOGETHER! As soon as I read the tickets were released I phoned up for two tickets only to be told “Sorry we’ve sold out, all went in a day”. Hrm…. “Do you do trade stands?” I asked? “Yes, download the application form on the website & send it to us with the relevant fee” was the reply.This I did, received my paperwork addressed to Paul Bell Aviation Artwork & overnight I was an Aviation artist. I had a month to get some pictures painted, a Gazebo & all other relevant equipment needed. This I did, I went to East Kirkby as a trader, set up my Gazebo, displayed my pictures & very nervous as to comments & feedback from all these enthusiasts.
Feedback was very positive, my work went down extremely well & overnight I was an Aviation Artist & doing what I was extremely passionate about, planes! This was to be my first & last airshow of the 2014 season, the 3 Lanc Tour. This gave me the winter months to produce some stunning pieces before the 2015 season started in May of that year.
Since then my work has been featured in magazines, including ‘Flypast’ & ‘Aeroplane’ along with “Aviation Artist Paul Bell’. And here I am, starting my second season of airshows, meeting so many enthusiasts & taking on board all feedback.
Sometimes we just need the push, as I did but theres no looking back & as they say, “Living the Dream”.
Keep your eye on my website as to where I will be attending & please come & say Hi! Also you can follow me on Social Media whether on Facebook or my Twitter feed, where I will be only too happy to answer any questions you may have.