Gallery 1: SANDIE BELL "Living Here"

Sandie Bell

I was born in Alabama and grew up in a military family in several different locations around the country.   I was awarded a scholarship and attended Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio.  I have continued my art education by regularly participating in workshops and classes.  I have received many awards for my work in various shows, and my work has been accepted into invitational and juried shows. I have had several solo exhibitions, and my work in represented in private collections throughout the country.

 I spent many years in Ohio, and since 1993 I have lived at Lake Norman, NC with my husband and our cats.

Since my retirement several years ago, I have had the opportunity to work on my art as much as I would like.  It’s hard to believe I ever had time for a full time job and a daily commute to Charlotte.  I am an active member of Mooresville Arts and also participate in the annual Lakeside Artists Studio Tour and other area art shows.

Living and boating on Lake Norman provide daily inspiration, from the breathtaking colors of sunrises and sunsets to the ever changing views of the lake and the fascinating flora and fauna around our home.  I also enjoy painting still life and the occasional abstract just for the fun of it. Experimenting and working with many different media and different styles is exciting, I’m currently working mainly in acrylics and mixed media, but also enjoy pastels, alcohol ink, collage and watercolor and I’m always open to try something new. 


Gallery 2: THE WOMEN PAINTING WOMEN SERIES - "Mythical Women"

 WPW - Mythical Women

Mythical Women: however the artist chooses to interpret the theme; open to all media. Women MA members only. . 
Photo courtesy of Sandie Bell

Chair—Barbara A Earnshaw, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Sandie Bell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Gallery 3: DIANNE SORRELL - "Awakenings"

Dianne Sorrel

A good photograph is a visual poem, a fleeting moment frozen in time.

In one of my earliest memories it is morning, and I am waiting quietly in the den of my family home. All is peaceful, and I am enveloped in warm light streaming in through the east-facing window. That is why I make photographs - to remember that light.

Dianne is married and lives in Iredell County, North Carolina, USA, near Mooresville and Lake Norman, and is an active member of Mooresville Arts.

These are four of the photos included in the show: