garvey | simon – Dozier Bell: Monhegen Island

by | Nov 2, 2021 | Blog post

Garvey|Simon, in conjunction with Carol Corey Fine Art, is pleased to present an exhibition of the work of Dozier Bell, at DFN ProjectsDozier Bell: Monhegen Island. The exhibition is through November 12, 2021.

Dozier Bell’s paintings and intimate, diminutive charcoal drawings (some of which measure as small as 2 x 4 inches) bring to mind 19th-century American painters Albert Pinkham Ryder, R. A. Blakelock, Frederick Church, as well as England’s John Constable.

In 2019, Bell was awarded her first Monhegan Island Residency, and she returned to the island in September 2020. While there, she was inspired to begin working with watercolor, a new medium for her, as well as to continue to create paintings and charcoal drawings. This exhibition focuses on the work created on the island and inspired by her time there. Monhegan, which is off the coast of Maine, has been drawing artists from around the world since the mid-19th century who have been deeply affected by its rugged landscape and unique light — including William Trost Williams, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer and three generations of the Wyeth family. 

For more information on the artist and the gallery please visit –

Fern pool, 2020 Watercolor on paper 5.75 x 8.25 in.