David C. Bell was born in Lincolnshire, not far from the River Humber. After attending Trinity House Navigation School, Hull, David embarked upon a career at sea in the Merchant Navy. After nine years sailing around the world as a ships navigator, and having spent time at sea drawing and painting, David felt his true course in life was to paint full time, so he left the sea to become an art student. After gaining a B.A. in Art, David set about fulfilling his ambition.
Working in watercolours, David produces evocative and atmospheric pictures of historic steam trains and locomotive engines such as Flying Scotsman, Mallard, Sir Wlliam Stanier, Duchess of Sutherland, Sir Nigel Gresley, Papyrus, Diamond Jubilee, and Galtee More.
David Bell's signed limited editions are the highest quality Giclee Prints on fine art paper.