VOAF 2022 Artist: Barb Bell
Barb Bell (she/her) is an emerging visual artist struggling with mental health and chronic pain exhibiting her paintings at the 6th Annual Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival at the Roundhouse from October 14-16, 2022.
Having not started painting until the age of 65, Barb registered for art classes in December of 2021 as a hobby, upon retirement. In no time her art teacher recognized her talent and suggested that Barb post her paintings and even branch out to start selling them. She paints every day; it’s one of her favourite things to do and it helps to nurture her in a world that at times feels overwhelming.