This framed sun drenched cottage could easily be classed as an “Umbrella” or a “pie crust” thatch. Tucked into a spring garden somewhere in Hertfordshire county sits this little jewel. Someone loves flowers and soft lacy trees…. This is what I call a “smile painting.”
Internationally collected oil painting artist Marty Bell, born in 1931, emerged with new developments in her style and direction. Propelled by her creative drive, vision and passion for unique beauty, her brushes produced even greater artistic expressions, appealing to a wide variety of contemporary and traditional tastes. Marty painted professionally since 1968. Although largely self-taught, early in her career she shared her talents for eleven years by teaching up to 40 students weekly. High popularity of her original paintings prompted the closing of her art school to concentrate on her own work. With increasing market demand, she began producing limited edition reproductions and later formed Marty Bell Fine Art, Inc. in 1987 as her publishing company. Marty has been honored by over 200 successful single or featured artist shows, has sold out more than 100 limited edition reproductions and sold over 2400 original paintings. Marty Bell passed away October 15th, 2003, after a year and a half struggle with cancer.