Rumination

Rumination by Frances Bell

Rumination
by Frances Bell
© Frances Bell

Frances Bell (b.1983) undertook a number of courses at the Chares H. Cecil Studios, Florence and returns there regularly to teach. Her work has been seen in numerous group exhibitions including those of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2005–18) and the Society of Women Artists (2018–18). She was previously selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2012.

The portrait is of the artist’s friend, Edd, who has sat for her on previous occasions and seemed to be a good choice for a life-size portrait. Bell was keen to capture a period of intense thought, and Edd’s recently cut hair and full beard suggested a philosophical air to her.


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