Description The Ring is about a flooding of emotions. The pay phone is left off the hook, dangling in the air, twisting and turning like the storyline and subway maps are pasted into each painting to document the journey, leaving clues as to the destination.
Michael Bell, New York, NY Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement Michael Bell has painted, by commission, some of the most famous people of our time, including the late John Gotti, actors from The Sopranos, CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale and more!
Born April 10th, on his Mother's birthday, Michael Bell grew up with a magical gift and an intense passion for the visual arts. Bell experienced success early in his artistic career, winning 1st Place at the age of five in his first juried art exhibition. As an emerging young artist Michael has spent a lot of his life in and around New York City, studying art with his grandmother, a self-taught artist from Lyndhurst, NJ. It was during this time period Bell began exploring life visually through his thematic paintings.
As a "Celebrity Artist to the Stars" Michael Bell has steadily become just as famous and as intriguing as many of the celebrities he has painted. A major motion picture is in pre-production, based on true events surrounding Bell's "TICKET TO RIDE" Painting Series. Bell is represented by GALLERIA RED™.