Naive painting by
Henri J. Bell
Copyright by Henri J. Bell for text, pictures and design
was born between the
Rhine and a river in Widnau his home town in the canton of St.
Gallen (Switzerland). He always lived in cities that bordered water:
Geneva, Palamos (Spain), Tarragona (Spain). In this historic city that
down from it's balcony over the Mediterranean, he began to paint as a
his friendship with the famous landscape painter Tomas Olivar. His
paintings were already seascapes where water is always present. It is
therefore natural that he began to paint lakescapes, when he returned
Switzerland. Today he lives in Bouveret (Switzerland) on the eastern
side of Lake Geneva and paints all kinds of landscapes and naive
scenes, but in
his pictures there is generally water present.
His style is very simple, even naive,
because he paints with simplicity what he sees and how he feels: Full of light and colours.
He works in acrylic on canvas.
Henri's pictures are liked by lovers
of lakes and seashores because they show with nostalgic feelings for a better
world the beauty of the lake or ocean scenes, the simple life, the flora and
fauna of the pristine nature. His characters are simple, friendly people.
has successfully participated in
numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad and his
paintings signed "Hi Bell" are with collectors in Switzerland, Germany,
England, Italy, Spain and Canada.
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