Belle’s career may have been pre-determined: her parents met at the Otis Art Institute in LA. She completed a comprehensive art education, including a BA and graduate work at CSULA and in Tokyo. Her career began as an art teacher for grades K thru 14, followed by opening her own Carmel gallery (Belle Arts) and finally, a gift shop. She is now devoted to painting.
Belle was fortunate to travel around the globe, filling sketch books along the way. Those sketch books are often sources of inspiration. She is also moved by patterns and color in her environment which are then abstracted to their essence.