Julie Bell, "Speak Softly", oil on canvas, 48" x 60"
"Pheonix" 18 x 24 Oil on Wood
"Columbian Spider Monkeys" 18 x 24 Oil on Wood
"Tiger Shadow" 18 x 24 Oil on Wood
"Tenderly" 14 x 11 Oil on Board
"Makini" 18 x 18 Oil on Board
"A Wolf Tradition" 24 x 18 Oil on Board
"Katya" 18 x 24 Oil on Wood
"Philadelphia Lion" 16 1/2 x 16 3/4 Oil on Board
Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas. A former competitive bodybuilder, Julie applies the same discipline and intensity to her art career. Her knowledge of anatomy has allowed her to imbue her figures of humans and animals with grace and strength. At the heart of her work is an element of empowerment and independence.
Julie¹s work has appeared on hundreds of book covers, album covers, international advertising campaigns, comic books, trading cards, and numerous collectibles. Her original paintings have been shown in exhibitions across the US and in Europe, and can currently be seen at Legacy Gallery in the Western US, American Legacy Fine Arts in Pasadena, CA, Mary Martin Gallery in Charleston, SC, and Rehs Contemporary Gallery in New York City.
There are three volumes of her work available, Soft as Steel, Hard Curves, The Julie Bell Portfolio, and many books with her husband, Boris Vallejo, such as Fantasy Workshop, Twin Visions, Superheroes, Sketchbook, The Ultimate Collection, Fabulous Women, Imaginistix, and, most recently, Dreamland. Each year, Julie and Boris create a highly anticipated Fantasy calendar together, now in its 38th year, published by Workman Publishing.