Katherine (Katie) Bell’s maestro José de Creeft opened her eyes and heart to the direct carving method in 1974 at The Art Students League in New York City. Still bringing her happiness, 37 years later. Drawing and painting are Bell’s quiet and dustless pleasures. The human figure and animals often find a place in her work. She carves various stones including limestone, marble, alabaster, and sandstone. Katie Bell is located on Mount Desert Island in the Village of Northeast Harbor.