Portia A. Bell received her Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting/Studio Arts degree from the University of Houston. She has also studied at the Glassell School of Art. She has won numerous competitions and awards. She formerly served on the Board of the Watercolor Art Society – Houston (WAS-H), as the Vice President and Education Director. She currently teaches there. She is formerly represented by Morton Street Gallery in Richmond, Texas and by the former Simply Art Gallery in Galveston, Texas. Her work has appeared in The American Art Collector and Prime Living Magazine.