Rena could have modeled for the artist, Julie Bell. When I took a train to see Rena in Nebraska, I told her about my vision. I would move there and find an old farm house and barn that would become my studio. We would live together. She would be my model and muse. Later, I did two paintings of Rena. We would have been hot! I needed to improve. I had stopped painting for four years. Julie’s work is very skilled.
Artist Julie Bell poses in front of her painting “The Order of Wolves” during the American Wildlife Art preview party on Saturday September 28, 2013 at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, PA (Lisa Lake for the AAM)