Artist Carolyn Johnson-Bell (Lehl) was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, and knew at a young age that she wanted to be an artist. She graduated with honors from Portland State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in painting. She began her art business as a fine artist. As she devoted her time to working, raising two daughters, and pursuing creative and spiritual growth, the business evolved into a faux-painting and decorative painting company.
Johnson-Bell Arts is now an excellent representation of her artistry and love for the Pacific Northwest. Her artful creations, together with new finishes, lend themselves beautifully to making the "old and drab" new and wonderful again.
Carolyn lives in Salem, Oregon, just 50 miles south of Portland. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking creatively from her garden, and expanding her artistic services with workshops and classes in the decorative arts. "I love making people happy with my creative gifts!"