Born in Vancouver, B.C. Kit attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1974. Throughout her life Kit has always drawn and painted and although she followed her scientific side in her professional career, art always remained a strong interest.
Kit moved to Ottawa, Ontario after graduating from UBC where she began to paint landscapes in oil. She was represented by the Inspiration Art Gallery in Ottawa and by the Firehall Gallery in Perth, Ontario. She took the opportunity to study at the Ottawa School of Art and exhibited her work at the BCAL Clothesline Fair in Ottawa (a juried show) for several years.
After moving to Kelowna, BC in 1992, a busy career prevented her from pursuing art for nearly 15 years. Returning a few years ago to painting, Kit has picked up where she left off. Continuing to expand her knowledge and develop her technique and vision, she enjoys both painting on location and working in her studio.
I seek to record the transient affects of light and the seasons on the landscape. Nature is forever changing and at different times offers us fleeting special looks into the world around us. I seek to bring what I see to others. On location, I work quickly, employing pen and ink drawings with watercolour. Using my camera, to record images for reference later in the studio, complements these plein aire paintings. These smaller paintings will often form the basis of larger work in the studio painted with either pastels or acrylics.
Here are some examples of my recent work. To see more pictures or to inquire about purchasing a painting, please visit my web site at www.kitbell.ca.
20" x 20", Acrylic, $325, Location - High Rim Trail, Lake Country, British Columbia
16" x 20", Acrylic, $275, Lake Country, British Columbia
18" x 36", Acrylic, $450, Location - Osoyoos, British Columbia
11" x 14", Acrylic, $195, Location - Summerland, British Columbia
16" x 20", Acrylic, $275, Location - High Rim Trail, Lake Country, British Columbia
12" x 16", Pastel, $225, Location - Summerland, British Columbia
16" x 16", Acrylic, $250, Location - High Rim Trail, Lake Country, British Columbia
13" x 19", Pastel, $250, Location - Vernon, British Columbia