Considering Art Podcast – Frances Bell, portrait and landscape painter

In this episode, this multi-award-winning artist talks about her classical training at the Charles H. Cecil School in Florence, how she creates atmosphere in her portraits, the importance of draftsmanship, how painting children requires different skills, the challenge of painting self-portraits and the joy of painting water.

Frances Bell talking with Bob Chaundy

Accompanying images on

Gillian, winner of the Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award, 2022

Family Dress

Portrait of a young girl

Self-portrait and winner of the William Lock Portrait Prize 2021 and Portrait Society of America First Prize Painting


All images are ©Frances Bell apart from the top shot of Frances Bell with Rumination which is courtesy Dillon Bryden

Music: Ibiza by MBB |

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