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Theodore Bell Biography & Art

Theodore Bell was born in Haida Gwaii to an Eagle clan mother form the village of Kiusta. Excelling in art at an early age, he studied art at George M. Dawson Secondary Scchool in Masset. In the 1990’s he began creating works in pencil, pencil crayon and water colour. Within a sort period of time, his works were exhibited in the┬áSitka Spruce Gallery in Tlell and Sarah’s Haida Arts and Jewellery Gallery, both on Haida Gwaii. Theodore’s┬ámost recent works are acrylics on canvas that draw upon his experience of traditional Haida images and the natural history of his Island home. Inspriation for his paintings frequently come in dreams, which he hastily records in rough skektches before they find their way to his finished canvases. A prolific, full time Artist, Theodore brings passion, innovation and inspriation to his art, making the stories of Haida Gwaii come alive in vibrant canvasses.