Jenny Bell attended the National Art School and completed a Bachelor of Art at Sydney College of the Arts. Her paintings on hoop pine depict rural life and the remnants of human activity on a landscape she has spent almost a lifetime immersed in. She has been highly commended in the Portia Geach Portrait Prize and has curated exhibitions including “In a Certain Light: Clarice Beckett and Olive Cotton’ at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Bell has also written articles for art magazines such as Art and Australia and Art Monthly. Since leaving art school in the 1980’s she has regularly held solo exhibitions in Sydney, as well as exhibiting in Canberra and Melbourne.