Boris Vallejo & Julie Bell - Presentation, storytelling, and interactive Q & A
May 1st - 16:00-18:00 NOTE: Registration is open to all artists - No Weekend Pass required for this seminar.
150 Euro - Earlybird Special 100 Euro
Learn all about these master artists! There will be a presentation about Boris and Julie's life and work as well as an open Q&A
Born in Lima, Peru, Boris attended the National School of Fine Arts in his native country before immigrating to the United States in 1964.
He has since done a great volume of work for the Fantasy field, having worked for virtually every major publishing house with a science fiction/fantasy line. Boris has also illustrated for album covers, video box art and motion picture advertising.
His mastery of oil painting is immediately and abundantly clear to anyone who looks at his work, and his classic sense is as much an homage to the old masters as it is to anyone contemporaneously working in the Fantasy genre.
For sheer dauntless bravura, few have ever pushed the limits as does Boris with his beautiful maidens and fearsome monsters.
Boris and Julie married in 1994 and share their lives and their studio in Pennsylvania.
Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas. A former nationally ranked competitive bodybuilder,
she applies the same discipline and intensity to her art career. Her
knowledge of anatomy has allowed her to imbue her figures of humans and
animals with grace and strength. At the heart of her work is a deep curiosity, honor, and respect for the world of emotions.
After having her heart captured by a pack of wolves at Lakota Wolf Preserve in 2001, Julie has also turned her attention to painting wildlife. She is strongly earning her place among the top wildlife and western painters, winning awards and showing her work in exhibits throughout the USA and Europe. In the 2014 Art Renewal Center's International Salon, she won 6 awards and two purchase awards, including 1st and 3rd in the Animal Category and 1st place in the Imaginative Realism Category. She was named a Living Master by the Art Renewal Center and was recently invited to show her equine paintings at the prestigious American Academy of Equine Arts Invitational Salon in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby.
Julie's work in the fantasy and science fiction field has appeared on hundreds of book covers, comic books, trading cards, and various collectibles. Her work can be seen worldwide in major advertising campaigns, album covers, posters, and collectibles of all kinds.
Every year, she and her husband, Boris Vallejo, produce paintings for the highly anticipated Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Fantasy Calendar published by Workman, now in its 36th year.
She shares her life and her studio with Boris and their two dogs, Izze and Stella, in Pennsylvania, USA.