Genevra Bell

lover of all whiskers


Genevra Bell is a freelance Illustrator, specializing in children's illustration.

She works primarily in watercolor and ink.

Her clients include Pottery Barn Kids, MacKenzie-Childs, and Better Homes and Gardens.

She is currently interested in illustrating children's books and licensing.


  • Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA (Cum Laude) (Outstanding Art Student Award), BFA in Fine Art, 2009

  • Kendal College, Cumbria, UK (Merit) Certificate in Graphic Design

Apprenticeships / Continued Studies
  • Text Illumination, Carrie Allen (reproduction artist for University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Summer, 2002

  • Calligraphy, Bonnie Allen, Fairfield, Iowa, 2002-2004

  • Calligraphy, John Stimson, Fairfield, Iowa, 2003


Teaching Experience

Screen Printing FA 308, 2012 (Full teaching), 2013 (co-taught with Professor Surya Gied), 2015 (co-taught with Professor Surya Gied), Maharishi University of Management


TA Experience:

Ceramics I, II FA 341 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Maharishi University of Management

Drawing Studio FA 304, 2013, Maharishi University of Management

Painting 1 FA 311, 2015

Principles of Design FA 205, 2013


Art Summer Camp--created and taught a summer camp for children aged 9, Iowa, 2007


Gymanstics coach 

Classes ranging in ages from 4-14




  • Firefly Market, Boulder, CO

  • Strawberry Swing, Kansas City, MO

  • Market Day, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Lucky Star Market, Ames, Iowa

  • Vintage and Made, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Not Your Mother's Craft Fair, Iowa City, Iowa

  • What a Load of Craft, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Handmade City, Davenport, Iowa

  • Dharma Foundation Christmas Market, Fairfield, Iowa

  • Bentonsport fall colors/ scenic drive market, Iowa

  • Mohair Pear, Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • Merry Market, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Good Makers Market, Wilton, Iowa

  • State Street Market, Geneseo, Illinois








Clients Include:
  • Pottery Barn Kids

  • Better Homes and Gardens

  • MacKenzie-Childs

  • Minted x Pottery Barn Kids Design challenge, 2016

  • "Random Act of Creativity Award"  from the city of Fairfield, Iowa, for winter window display at Green Building Supply Co. 2015


Solo Shows and Exhibits:
  • I Think There is a Story Here, 2012, The Beauty Shop, Fairfield, Iowa, USA

  • Chapter II, In Which We Meet, White Rabbit, Iowa City, 2016

  • Johnston County Library, February, 2017

Group Shows:
  • Perched Transparent, 2005Unity Gallery, Fairfield, Iowa, USA

  • BFA Senior Exhibition,  2009, Unity Gallery, Fairfield, Iowa, USA

  • Flying Leap Group Show 2013, 2014

  • Pembroke 6x6 exhibition, February 2017

  • Flat Space Art, Nottinghill, UK 2017 to present

  • Flying Leap Art Space, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, 2012 to present

  • Stacey Hurlin, 2014

  • Cookhouse Gallery, Windermere, Cumbria, UK, 2011

  • The Beauty Shop Art Space, Fairfield, Iowa, 2011

Retail Stores:
  • Sheila's Cottage, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK, 2011

  • The Scarlet Ribbon, Windermere, Cumbria, UK, 2014

  • Natural Selections, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, 2013 to present

  • White Rabbit, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, 2013 to present

  • Sisters Garden, Iowa City, Iowa, USA 2013 to present

  • The Pumpkin Patch, Ames, Iowa, USA, 2013 

  • Mohair Pear, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA, 2015- present

  • The Plaid Peacock, Waterloo, Iowa, USA, 2015-present

  • Crafted QC, Quad Cities, Iowa, USA 2016-present

  • Paperish Mess, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2015-present

  • Phoenix Underground, Kansas City, MO, USA 2016-present


Design/Sign Design/Window Display:

-Window displays:

The Apple Pie Bakery, Ambleside, UK, 2008

Green Building Supply Co. Fairfield, Iowa, 2015

Natural Selections, Fairfield, Iowa, 2015

The Arbor Bar, Fairfield, Iowa, 2015

Organic Matters Cafe, Fairfield, Iowa, 2016


-Sign Design:

Scarlett Ribbon, Windermere, UK, 2011

Mr. H's in Ambleside, UK, 2015


-Map for the City of Fairfield Iowa's 1st Friday Art Walks, 2008


Does not include private collections*