Jeremiah ( Jay) Jesse Bell was born in Flint, Michigan on June 15th, 1993, and raised in Vassar/Millington, MI.
Currently residing in Petoskey, MI, Jeremiah mostly creates in his home art studio & backyard workshop and is a carpenter at the Great Lakes Reclaimed woodshop in Petoskey, MI.
He is inspired by his wife Alexis, Ancient Egyptian, Roman, Celtic, and Greek mythology & artwork, the Arts and Crafts movement, engineering & architecture, world history, Nature and The Black Crowes, just to name a few.
Jeremiah creates his artwork on various playable & broken instruments, vinyl records, canvas, wood, paper, glass and found materials using acrylic paint markers, oil paint markers, acrylic paint & brushes, ink, Sharpie, colored pencils and watercolors.
Jeremiah drew on an acoustic guitar for the first time with black and metallic Sharpies in 2012-2013 in the dorms at Central Michigan University. Introduced in 2014 to the Tree Love Art Collective in Mt. Pleasant, MI , the art & music scene was an enormous influence on Jeremiahs re-entry into the arts.
Jeremiah has worked as an Event Coordinator and Art Director, assisted Music & Art festival productions with art gallery building on site, and Live Painted for many festivals, concerts and private events in Lower Michigan, the UP, and Indiana.
Accepted into ArtPrize 10, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Mayan Buzz Cafe with his piece “The Peacock and The Crow” ,Jeremiah has also displayed at Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI, Beards Brewery Petoskey, MI, and The Walloon Lake Winery in Walloon Lake, MI.
Jeremiah’s hobbies include woodworking, fitness, hiking/camping, food, playing music, road trips with Alexis, and reading non-fiction books.
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