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Norm Bell: Biography
   

 

Norm Bell is a landscape photographer who uses natural light and texture to create eye-catching compositions. He uses digital and film to capture images, and processes the images in a digital darkroom.

Mr. Bell is primarily a self-taught photographer. He became interested in photography as a child. He began developing and printing black and white photographs as a teenager, learning by reading magazines and manuals. Mr. Bellís education and career choices diverted him from photography for a period of time. He resumed his study of photography in the early eighties, finally concentrating on landscape photography in the mid-nineties. He took courses at Cecil County Community College, Delaware College of Art and Design, and the Maine Photography Workshops in Rockport, Maine.

Mr. Bell began working in medium and large format photography in 2001, using traditional darkroom processes for black and white images. His most recent work has been produced utilizing digital printing techniques. Mr. Bellís work has been exhibited in juried shows in Delaware and Maryland and has been purchased for private collections.

Norm Bell received his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from The City College of New York in 1968. He has worked in the chemical industry in various capacities; primarily in the area of safety, health, and environmental management.

Shows and Recognition

Recent

  2009 Oxford Fine Art Fair - Oxford, MD
    Academy of Art Member's Show - Easton, MD
    Yorklyn Center for Creative Art - Fine Art Show (Honorable Mention)
     
  2010 Academy of Art Member's Show - Easton, MD
    Rehoboth Art League Annual Outdoor Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show - Rehoboth, DE
    Brandywine Festival of the Arts Show - Wilmington, DE
     
  2011 Biggs Museum of American Art - Dover, DE ("Biggs Picture" Landscape Competition)
    Oxford Fine Arts Fair - Oxford, MD
    Academy of Art Member's Show - Easton, MD (Juror's Choice Award)
    Rehoboth Art League Annual Outdoor Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show - Rehoboth, DE
    Brandywine Festival of the Arts Show - Wilmington, DE
    Masters Exhibit, Biggs Museum of American Art - Dover, DE - (awarded Masters Status by Delaware by Hand)
     
  2012 Show at GALLERY 919 MARKET - Wilmington, DE
    Oxford Fine Arts Fair - Oxford, MD
    Academy of Art Member's Show - Easton, MD
    Rehoboth Art League Annual Outdoor Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show - Rehoboth, DE
     
  2013 Academy of Art Member's Show - Easton, MD
     
  2014 Chesapeake College Exhibition





 

 

 

 

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