Rozanne Bell (Nee Marshall) was born in Zimbabwe in 1962 where she lived for 40 years.
The vibrancy, creativity and colour of Rozanne Bell’s character is reflected in her work. Her gregarious, bold and expansive nature embodies the topics and styles of her paintings.
Born in Zimbabwe, Rozanne developed her artistic career there, painting the colourful flora and fauna of Africa, which she then personalised with her own humorous perspective. She came to Britain in 2002, and whilst her style and subject matter has since expanded greatly, the memories and influence of her native country are reflected in the vibrancy and depth of her paintings. Today her love of the Dorset countryside where she lives, and the coves and harbours of Cornwall have a great influence in her work.
“Ever since I first picked up a paintbrush with my mother as a little girl, the compulsion to paint has dominated my life. I know that the extraordinary colours, light and contrasts of Zimbabwe where I grew up and had to leave twelve years ago, are to blame. Art became and has ever been my friend, supporting my children and me throughout. Starting with exhibitions of animals and flowers at the age of sixteen I have expanded my repertoire to include landscapes and country scenes, harbours, twilight and moonlight scenes and even space and galaxy paintings. Ever conscious of those who like and buy my work, and delivering true value to them, I have not succumbed to the temptations of limited editions or mass-market prints. Each picture I paint is an original with no one painting being the same as another.” Quote from Rozanne Bell