Peggy Bell, AOCA, BEd. Is an abstract painter living in Victoria BC. From a tradition in landscape painting she has developed a visual language in abstraction.
Peggy taught high school art in Toronto for 18 years. Teaching strong design principles to students had an impact in her developing creative work. Upon retirement in 2016 she immersed herself in landscape painting, mostly in the Muskoka area of Ontario. The pursuit of freer and more genuine choices in painting led her to systematic and deductive explorations of form and colour. Current influences are Louis Morris, Jack Bush, Gerhardt Richter and Sean Scully.
Peggy now lives in Victoria, BC, where she works at Rockslide Studio. Every colour choice, every gesture, every surface treatment and the resulting object should be produced from acts of meaning making. That is the goal. She is represented by Gallery Merrick in Victoria, BC.
Peggy Bell Artist - CV
Evocations, Errant ArtSpace, Victoria, BC, April 2022
Urban Canopy, First Unitarian Church, Toronto, ON, October 2020
A City of York Portrait, City of York Municipal Building Gallery, Toronto, ON, 1994
Twist Gallery - Surfacing: Emerging Artists from Project Art Toronto, Toronto, ON, June 2022
Propeller Gallery - Salon 16: Love is in the Air, Toronto, ON, February 2022
Errant Art Space - Winter Warm-Up,Victoria, BC December 2021
Errant ArtSpace Member’s Pop Up, Victoria, BC,- June 2021
Huntsville Art Society, Members Show, Huntsville, ON, 2020
The Print Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto, ON, April 2020
Artists of the Limberlost at the Summit Centre, Huntsville, ON, February - May 2019
Artists of the Limberlost Studio Tour, Lake of Bays, ON, August 2017, 2018, 2019
The Plein Air Show, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto, ON, July 2017
What a Relief! Woodblock Printmaking Exhibition, Gerrard Art Space, Toronto,ON, July 2016
TDSB Art Educator's Exhibit, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON, 2013, 2014
Cedar Ridge Creative Centre Members Show, Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, Scarborough, ON, 1997
A Muskoka Thanksgiving, represented by Suzanne Musters Fine Art, Huntsville, ON, October, 1995
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON, 1982
Visual Arts Education Specialist, York University, Toronto, ON, 2006
B.Ed. York University, Toronto, ON, 1999
AOCA Ontario College of Art, Toronto, On, 1982