Author Archives: Kevin D. Bell

About Kevin D. Bell

Painter, writer, amateur historian.

Mutiny at Jackfish Bay

Flipping through the Illustrated War News from April 18, 1885, I came across this interesting image.

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A List of Music Videos Set in a Library.

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been plugging away on some paintings, getting a series of 5 finished and framed, but it’ll be a bit before I’m ready to post those. I’ve also got a post I’ve been tinkering … Continue reading

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Gabriel Dumont Speaks. Translated by Michael Barnholden. Revised 2nd Edition.

This book is a quick read, and keeping track of the action might take a bit of effort if your not familiar with the events it relates to. There are also problems of representation which undermine the book as a … Continue reading

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New Painting- Making a present of mushrooms.

This painting marks a deviation from the historical and city scape subjects I have been dealing with recently.  It was given by me to my partner for her birthday just past.

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[W.I.P.] Paintings 03.22.17

  I’ve got some projects on the go right now that I’m pretty excited about and I wanted to post some pictures of.*  These are 3 that are in various stages of development. They’re acrylic paint on 16×20″, 1/8″ panel … Continue reading

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Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age: April 9-12, 1917.

So I haven’t read this book.  I bought it a few weeks back on an emotional high coming out of the “Alberta and the Great War” exhibit at the Borealis Gallery.  The exhibit was fantastic, visceral.  My senses were engaged as … Continue reading

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Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, by Mary Janigan.

The book delivers on what it promises, an explanation of the roots of western alienation in Canada. But its a very one-sided story that plays fast and loose with its narrative. Continue reading

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