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Michael Bell is a renowned American artist, most famous for his thematic gangster series paintings and an infamous portrait painting clientele, which includes the late John Gotti and numerous actors from the "Sopranos", "Goodfellas", "A Bronx Tale" and more.
In addition to Bell's incredible accomplishments to the art world, Bell just finished writing his first screenplay based on the real-life events surrounding his famous "TICKET TO RIDE™" painting series, first launched at a star-studded launch party at New York City celebrity hotspot, "The Plumm"). TICKET TO RIDE™ is currently being developed into a full-length feature film. Backed by an impressive list of solid credentials and celebrity portrait painting clientele, Michael Bell is steadily rising to become just as famous as many of the celebrities he has painted for.
Bell has played a vital role in pioneering the Visual Journaling movement, giving numerous workshops and motivational presentations throughout the country for the National Art Education Association. He has donated his time, raised awareness and thousands of dollars through his paintings for numerous charities at auctions held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. On October 1, 2005, Bell received the Los Angeles Good Shepherd Community Service Award at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles for his domestic violence activism. Bell has also been a featured artist at the world's annual "For the Love of Chocolate" benefit in Chicago.