Self-Taught Sculptor

Sandra Bell was born in 1954. She was educated in Newry, Dundalk and at Glengara Park, Co. Dublin. She is a self-taught sculptor predominantly working with  the “Lost Wax Method” for bronze casting.

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Sabrina Fair by Sandra Bell

Sabrina Fair by Sandra Bell

Harmony by Sandra Bell

Harmony by Sandra Bell


Unique and Recognizable Practice

Sandra Bell’s practice focuses on  moulding and developing an array of simple linear patterns and flowing shapes, all of which depend upon abstracting the human figure. Executed with high technical skill and craftmanship, superbly finished with rich and varied patinations and polished surfaces, they invite active participation. Her sculptures are elegant, graceful and feminine and  are influenced by many styles, such as Celtic, Classical and African, resulting in a unique and recognizable practice.

“I predominately work in two areas, each complimenting the other, Gallery Exhibitions and Public/Private commissions.Gallery Exhibitions allow me freedom of expression and also offer me the opportunity to exhibit the maquettes of the monumental works I produce. Monumental commissions channel my work into particular directions, depending on the brief and the suggestions of clients. I find the interaction with commissioners of great benefit when creating site-specific work. It also makes the sculpture more personal for those who choose to live with it.My aim as an artist is to portray the essence.” – Sandra Bell

Andrew Wyeth once said: “To my mind the master is the one who can simultaneously give the effect of simplicity and restraint, yet you can go right up to it and explore it endlessly with greatest joy”. This is exemplified in the work of Sandra Bell – there is rhythm and movement, whilst the pieces exude a wonderful calm and quietness.

Solo and Two Person Shows

Oriel Gallery, Dublin, 2010

Chelsea Flower Show, London, 2008

Gallery 27, Cork St., London, 2006

Pingvin Gallery, Oslo, 2005

Bold Gallery, Galway, 2005

Bruton St. Gallery, London, 2002

Bruton St. Gallery, London, 2000

Albemarle Gallery, Londoon, 1998

AIB Bank, New York, 1998

Gluckman Ireland House, New York, 1998

Museum Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta, 1998

Hallward Gallery, Dublin, 1997

Nelson Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1997

Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1996

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1996

Louth County Museum, 1994

Gordon Gallery, Derry, 1994

Nelson Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1993

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1991

Nelson Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1990


Tracy McNee Galleries, London & Glasgow, 2008

Courcoux Courcoux Gallery, Hants, 2008

Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 2008

Tracy McNee Galleries, London & Glasgow, 2007

Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 2007

Barbara Stanley Gallery, London, 2007

Courcoux Courcoux Gallery, Hants, 2007

Courcoux Courcoux Gallery, Hants, 2006

Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 2006

Tracy McNee Gallery, Glasgow, 2006

Laurin Gallery, Santa Margerita, Italy, 2005

60th Anniversary of the United Nations Exhibition, Geneva, 2005

Tracy McNee Gallery, Glasgow, 1999-2004

McHardy Sculpture Company, London, 1999-2004

Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1999-2004

Hallward Gallery, Dublin, 1999-2004

Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1998

RHA, Dublin, 1998

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1998

EIGSE, Carlow, 1998

David Messum Gallery, 1997

Cork Street, London, 1997

Art ’97, International Art Fair, London, 1997

Kilcock Gallery, Kildare, 1997

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1997

Marbella, Spain, 1997

Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 1997

Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1996

Gordon Gallery, Derry, 1996

Newcastle Gallery, County Down, 1996

Kilcock Gallery, County Kildare, 1996

Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1996

David Museum Gallery, 1996

Cork Street, London, 1996

Hallward Gallery, Dublin, 1996

Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1995

Gordon Gallery, Derry, 1995

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1995

Kilcock Gallery, County Kildare, 1995

Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1995

Gallery Heeren, Holland, 1995

Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1994

Ulster Arts Club Gallery, Belfast, 1994

Gallery Heeren, Holland, 1994

RHA, Dublin, 1994

Oireachtais, Dublin, 1994

Lavit Gallery, Cork, 1994

Kilcock Gallery, County Kildare, 1993

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1992

Kilcock Gallery, County Kildare, 1992

Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1992

RHA, Dublin, 1991

Kilcock Gallery (2 person show), Co Kildare, 1991

Nelson Bell Gallery, Belfast, 1991

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1991

Solomon Gallery, Dublin, 1990

Gallery Rec, Paris, 1990

Kenny Gallery, Galway, 1990


Personal Collection William Jefferson Clinton

Avonmore PLC


Department of External Affairs

IKEI Panasonic, Dundalk

International Investment & Underwriters


Ulster Museum

Elan Corporation PLC

Wexford County Council

Douglas Newman & Good


Dundalk UDC

Cork County Council

Cara Environmental Technology Ltd

Bowerman Trust

Unilever PLC

Setanta Communications PLC

Allied Irish Bank

Bank of Ireland

Dublin Institute of Technology

PM Management Software

Wolf Development Ltd

First National Building Society

Gluckman Ireland House

Museum of Fine Art, Malta

Sisters of Bon Secour


Paulwels Trafo

Galway Clinic

Inshydoney Lodge and Spa

Keary’s Toyota Group

Russian Embassy, Ireland

Irish Embassy, Oslo, Norway

Private collections worldwide


Kilkerley Parish, Co. Louth – “Mother and Child”, 2008

Railway Square, Waterford – “St. Ita”, 2008

The Grange, England – “Blithe Spirit”, 2007

The Grange, England – “Lovers Seat”, 2007

Bentley Villas, Dun Laoghaire County Council, 2006

Rose Project, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin – “Rosebowl”, 2006

Roman Abramavich, Fining Hill Estate, 2004

Cork County Council, Bandon – “Wandering Aengus”, 2003

Bon Secour Care Village – “Leading Light”, 2003

Champshill, Garden Feature – “Enigma”, 2002

Dundalk Urban District Council, Earl Street, 2002

Champshill, Garden Feature – “Gerontius”, 2001

Greenmount College, NI, Water Feature – “Source”, 2001

Dublin Corporation, Rialto Roundabout, 2000

Dublin Corporation, Pearse Square – “Harmony”, 1998

Aer Rianta Shannon Airport – “Spirit of Duty Free”, 1997

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