Fenella Belle is an artist and teacher who brings an “everything but the kitchen sink” approach to her artwork and her teaching. She is particularly interested in making art accessible to everyone, regardless of age, education or exposure. Belle’s background includes teaching adults and children, exhibit design, fabric printing and site-specific installation art. She currently teaches in the art department at Piedmont Virginia Community College, conducts workshops around the state for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and teaches privately in her studio at McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville, Va. When she’s not in her studio or teaching she likes to wander around in the woods with her husband, dogs and cats. 


1995        MFA in Fibers, School of Art Institute of Chicago            Chicago, Il.

1988        BFA in Fibers, University of the Arts                       Philadelphia, Pa.