Seren Bell was born and brought up in Tiverton, Devon later graduating in 1973 with a BA (Hons) in English and Fine Art. Shortly afterwards she moved back to her family's roots in Aberystwyth, Mid-Wales.
"I am now very lucky to be living in one of the most beautiful parts of the upper Wye valley and have come to love it's hillsides, hung with ancient woods and lined with sheep tracks. From the heights above the valley I can see the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons which form a constant backdrop to daily walks with my dogs. My work is mostly concerned with the animals, particularly sheep, which are so much part of our national heritage and hopefully celebrates the truly rich and wonderful variety of breeds we have in this country.
"I work quite slowly building up a drawing using coloured pencils over which I introduce more detail with pen and Indian ink."
Seren bell has exhibited regularly in the Cotswolds and elsewhere, her work can be found public collections, and many private collections including that of H.R.H Prince of Wales.
Seren is the latest artist to join Ffin y Parc and will have her first exhibition in late 2022. In the meantime, watch out for her work in our Summer and Christmas mixed exhibitions.