Born in Leeds, Peter Bell now lives in the Yorkshire city of Hull with his wife and three young children. Working almost exclusively in pastel - a medium that lends itself perfectly to his colourful imagery - Bell's paintings are about the moment. Simple pleasures. His warmth, humour and wit shine through in the paintings, whilst engaging the viewers with his natural fluency in subject and composition - which is all the more remarkable for someone without formal training.
With work in collections across Europe, Australia, Canada, USA, South Africa and the Far East, and recent appearances on BBC television, this emerging artists reputation continues to flourish wherever his work is seen.