RP member Frances Bell Featured in The Evening Standard

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Frances Bell RP member artist, Cressida, Helen and Frippy

Painter Frances Bell on early struggles, the YBAs and AI art

Published on Sat 27 Apr 2024

By William Hosie 

Meet prize-winning painter Frances Bell: 'I wanted to be a traditional artist – that was my passion'

The artist on how she went from the stereotype of ‘starving in a garret’ to one of the most in-demand portraitists in Britain. 

When she was 21, painter Frances Bell was living “in the boot of [her] car” scraping by on £10,000 a year. “All the stereotypes about starving in a garret tend to be true,” she says of an artist's early career[...]

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Image: Frances Bell Bell RP ROI ARSMA 'Hera' | BUY NOW

Frances Bell's portraits are featured in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2024. The exhibition will take place from 9 May to 18 May 10am to 5pm at Mall Galleries.

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Image: Frances Bell Bell RP ROI ARSMA 'Lily and James' | NOT FOR SALE

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