Julie Bell was born in Beaumont, Texas. A former competitive bodybuilder, she applies the same discipline and intensity to her art career. Her
knowledge of anatomy has allowed her to imbue her figures of humans and animals with grace and strength. At the heart of her work is an element of empowerment and independence.
Julie's work in the fantasy and science fiction field has appeared on hundreds of book covers, comic books, trading cards, and various collectibles. Her work can be seen worldwide in major advertising campaigns, album covers, posters, and collectibles of all kinds.
Every year, she and her husband, Boris Vallejo, produce paintings for the highly anticipated Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell Fantasy Calendar published by Workman, now in its 33rd year.
After having her heart captured by a pack of wolves at Lakota Wolf Preserve a few years ago, Julie has turned her attention to painting wildlife. Although she is a newcomer to the wildlife field of art, she is strongly earning her place among the top wildlife painters, winning awards and showing her work in major exhibits.
She shares her life and her studio with Boris and their two dogs, Izze and Stella, in Pennsylvania, USA.