Dozier Bell

Dozier Bell paints sweeping skyscapes, at dawn and dusk with exacting brushwork. Her careful depictions lend her paintings a peaceful stillness, while the dimly lit nature suggests an unknowable, mysterious presence.

Dozier Bell was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1957. Bell graduated magna cum laude from Smith College in 1981 and received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. In her thirties, Bell received a Fulbright Fellowship to study art, literature, history, philosophy, language in Germany. She was drawn to the concept of Heimsuchung, a meeting of the human and the divine, that influences her paintings today.

Bell has received many accolades for her work including Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants in 2003 and 1993, and a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottleib Foundation in 2009. She has attended residecies at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. She most recently received a Purchase Prize award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York.

Dozier Bell lives and works in Waldoboro, ME.