My husband and I have collected many pieces from one our favorite artists, Leia Bell. We are especially fond of her venue posters that she has designed over the past decade. It’s always thrilling when one of our favorite bands has been married to Leia’s fabulous art! The lines in her work remind me of block cut prints and her bold use of color is unique and happy.
Leia writes this about herself:
After graduating with a BFA in Printmaking in 2001, I really had no idea how I could ever use my fancy art degree until I started hanging out with Phil, the owner of the rock venue I frequented (it’s called Kilby Court, if you were wondering). He suggested that I screenprint posters for the venue– small, colorful, eye-catching pieces that would also be collectible to the townsfolk. The plan seemed to work beautifully, for not long after I would hang up my posters, I’d walk back by the same spot and they would already be swiped. So then it began.
Aside from being an artist, Leia is also a mother to three young children. I am always inspired when I read about artists who also manage a family and a business. I’m sure there is never a dull moment! You can read more about Leia here.
These featured pieces are some of the posters that I have in my personal collection. Leia has posters, art prints, paintings and drawing available over at her website. Go see what you can find!