Clorinda Galdos Bell was born in Peru as the fifth of eight children. She studied at the National University of San Antonio and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education.
However, without a doubt, her passion lies in art and particularly in classic religious art. She began to paint at the age of 11 surprising her father and brothers with her ability. Culturally, it is rare for women to paint in this style, but she has established herself as the first woman in her family to be well known as an artist in the style.
Clorinda’s inspiration comes from the greatest source of all inspiration – the Holy Spirit. She feels that God gave her this talent to reach out to and inspire faith in others. It is her particular type of ministry. While she is strong in her Catholic faith and the style of painting is Catholic, one does not need to be Catholic to appreciate the talent and patience needed to produce such beautiful works of art.
Clorinda is self-taught by studying and practicing the style for more than 30 years. She only had her father to teach her for 1 year before he died unexpectedly. She continually evaluates and improves her technique to produce the most beautiful and inspirational art she can.
Currently, Clorinda lives in Powell, TN after marrying Aaron Bell in 2006 and moving to the United States. They met when he walked into her store in 2004 and began a long distance relationship after several months of e-mail exchanges. They’ve been married twice…once here in Tennessee in 2006 and again in 2008 in Peru at the Church of Our Lady of Mercy in Peru. They have a precocious son named Benjamin Bell. Clorinda proudly earned her United States citizenship in April of 2014.
Clorinda’s goal is to provide both a superior quality artwork and a tremendous value for her customers. She is passionate about exceeding your expectations.
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