Photography, Printmaking, Painting & Sculpting

About Me


  •  My father, Burnice Harold Bell, was the first one to introduce my beloved brother Dave and I to photography. While in my teens, I accompanied Dad and took photographs, with a Polaroid camera, of housing property as he fulfilled his duties as an appraiser for the Federal Housing Administration.
  •  During my subsequent careers in the United States Air Force and at General Electric, I had the opportunity to take many photographs over much of the World.
  •  Upon retiring, I continued my love for art by attending art classes at Wright State University (WSU) in Ohio. The art curriculum included drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, art history, black & white/sepia photography, color photography, and digital photography.
  •  Upon graduation in 2006, I have concentrated on digital photography. I have found that limited edition prints, produced with archival quality inks on museum quality paper or canvas, provide a wonderful way to show my art for a long time.
  •  As a result of the wonderful love and support of my now deceased wife, Michelle, and  my family and from support of my friends, I will continue to produce art that you will enjoy.
     Additional Awards Received:
  •  In 2004, several black and white moment in time photographs taken in Lebanon, Ohio were shown in the ImageOhio exhibit sponsored by the Roy G Biv Fort Hayes Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. The photos included “GIRL WAVING TO THE TRAIN” , "KNEELING TO HELP" and "MAN WITH BAGS".   Several were also shown at the Picture This Gallery, Lebanon, Ohio.
  •  In 2005, a color landscape photograph titled "BIRCHLAND" was exhibited in the Rosewood Arts Center, Kettering, Ohio and displayed my love of capturing natural scenes from interesting angles.  The previous year, I also exhibited a complex paper clay sculpture in the same center.
  •  In 2006, two digital “abstract” photographs including "MAGNOLIA WATERCOLOR" were displayed at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. 
  •  In June 2006, I obtained a BFA degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Wright State University with a major in photography. I have continued my love of photography when not interrupted by occasional proposal management consulting.
  •  In most of 2007, I exhibited my photographs as Artist Cards, Editions and Originals (ACEO) at the ACEO Gallery in Lebanon, Ohio.
  •  I am a member of the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC), Dayton, Ohio and have displayed a Giclée print on canvas titled “MOTION SOURCES” at their members’ show in 2007 and a  Giclée print titled "Frosty Dark Shadows" in 2010 and a Giclée prints titled "Light Draw Drama" in 2011.  a Giclée print titled "Key Perspectives" was displayed at the Town and Country Fine Arts Center, Kettering, Ohio in 2011.
  •  Additionally, a Giclée print titled “REFLECTING ON NATURE” was shown at the Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio as part of the Dayton Foundation Meeting in 2007. Both of these were taken in Lebanon, Ohio.
  •  In 2008, some of my work was exhibited in the Picture This Gallery in Lebanon, Ohio and at the Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson Street. Dayton, Ohio.  See
  •  On June 28, 2008, I had my first outdoor exhibit at the Warren County Festival of the Arts  2008 held in Lebanon, Ohio.  I am proud to say that I was awarded the People's Choice award for my photography. My work has also been shown at this Festival in 2009 , 2010 ,2011. and 2012.  The Festival was not held since 2012.
  • I  have had photographs of the fall season at the Alley Fine Art and Framing gallery at 269 W. Central Ave., Springboro, OH 45066.  A few of my photos will be on display at the Warren County Festival of Arts Gala Benefit, 2011. See
  • Five of my sepia prints of Lebanon, Ohio now reside in a Warren County Court System building.
  • In  2009-2014,  I showed photos at the Dayton Visual Art Center , Dayton, Ohio and in 2011 at the Town and Country Fine Arts Center, Kettering, Ohio .
  • In 2012 a series of photos Titled "Sunny Sails" are displayed at the Dayton Convention Center as part of a juried DVAC exhibition titled "Disaster".  It shows three sail boats with handmade says sailing within two week ater the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti.  The exhibition ran  through January 2013.  See Portfolio 4.
  •  See the PORTFOLIO 1, PORTFOLIO 2,  PORTFOLIO 3, Portfolio 4 and PORTFOLIO 5 sections of this Web site for examples of my work.  

 Artist Statement:

  •  My theme is "BEAUTY IS UNIVERSAL".   Consistent with that theme, I want to stay in touch with the timeless art in Lebanon, Ohio and other places in Ohio while stretching to create interesting images throughout the World including surreal and abstract photographs. 
  •  I will produce my photography as museum quality Giclée prints using archival inks and museum quality paper for your lasting enjoyment.       






















  Kenneth Burnice Bell
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