Susan Carlisle Bell
Professor of Art
Area: Art Survey, Art Education, Painting
MA Art Education, University of South Carolina
MA Christian Education, Presbyterian School of Christian Education
BA Art History, Studio, Mary Baldwin College
Susan Carlisle Bell has served Gardner-Webb University as Professor of Art since 1985. Quick mathematical calculations reveal that in this time she has taught an estimated 3,000 students in art survey classes opening up the world of art appreciation to them. She has learned more then a few things about teaching in her years of service and, as judged by student evaluations, has been awarded teacher of the year in Fine Arts for three different years. Susan has also established a Christianity and Art course that remains a popular course for students in all disciplines across campus. Her lectures in art are informed by personal museum studies in over ten different countries and over sixty American art museums. Susan holds professional memberships in Christians in the Arts, Cleveland County Arts Council, and Southern Arts Society and additional national organizations.
Ms. Bell continues her activities as a painter. She is a specialist in watercolor and continues to hone her skills in summer watercolor workshops held around the world. She has used her skill in the medium to illustrate over five publications. She has exhibited in over one hundred group and solo exhibitions winning numerous awards for paintings of landscape and portraits. Her work in watercolor and pastels is included in many church, university, and corporate collections.