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sandy bell creative


01 about

Welcome to my website, designed to share my artistic and personal work, and to offer my professional services.


Whether I'm photographing, writing, painting, or writing songs, Canada, inspires and informs everything I do: its natural beauty, and vastness, its diverse geographies and cultures, its risk-taking arts and incredible people. This place the whole world remarkably calls home is amazing. Now, if only we could revere our first nations peoples and elevate and support all people of colour, and urgently work together to reverse the unfolding disaster of climate change shaking our world, Canada could show true leadership!


My personal and professional work span designing, writing, singing/songwriting, photographing, painting, cooking, gardening, and just making cool stuff. Until recently, I'd managed a leading non-profit music organization, fundraising, overseeing a facility, and helping produce and promote concerts and public events - hundreds over the course of my career. I am now accepting new clients who need consulting and other support for their arts organization, whether strategic, fundraising, website content creation and design, writing (grants, corporate and sales content, marketing), designing (interior home design and graphic design), or events management.

I am thrilled to be nearing completion of my first solo book of poems, My Heart Is About To Break Into A Billion Pieces, for distribution in the Winter, 2024. 

I'm also excited to release my debut solo album, Break of Day: Songs for Colin, dedicated to my wonderful late son, Colin Earl Bell, who will forever remain the eternal light of my life. You can sample two of 10 original songs on the album here

I'm working on a photography exhibit, The Maritime Beach, which you can preview here, an ongoing body of work that explores the beaches of my new province, Nova Scotia, and how their visitors occupy them.

Finally, having recently completed construction on a new cabin on my Nova Scotia property by the sea, I'll be making it available for selective rentals beginning in the Summer of 2024.


I invite you here to browse my photos, floral designs (for sale) paintings, poetry, songs, and interior and graphic design work and to contact me with your enquiries.


02 works

Debut album coming soon! Break of Day: Songs for Colin was produced by juno award-winning artist Andrew Collins and features 10 original tracks written and sung by Sandy Bell with a cover of a lonesome Hank Williams' song. Backup singers Max Heineman and Kristin Cavoukian.

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My Heart Is About To Break Into A Billion Pieces is an inadvertently epic collection of poems written over the span of decades. It charts a life of loving, wondering, struggle, and of bearing the unbearable. Bonus poems by Colin Bell included.

Read Excerpts.


Poems by Sandy Bell for release Fall 2023

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Browse past works (sold at online auction (Waddington's Fine Arts) and privately. Enquire about current works available for purchase & by commission.

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Photo Collections
Graphic Design Portfolio
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Digital interactive brochures, booklets + ezines.

Sales materials

Events brochures

Postcards & posters

Social content



Website designs + conrtent



I love designing and I'm here to help you with your next project. 

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emmy& meadow

Coming soon. . . a new little online lifestyle shop (currently in design) offering made & found stuff that you'll want and love.

professional writing

Web content,

grant writing,

events' brochures, interactive digital brochures and booklets,

sales sheets,

fundraising campaigns, invitations, letters, more,

I can help you achieve your communication goals.

event management

I have been managing music non-profit arts organizations for over two decades, along with concerts, arts receptions, fundraising events, and parties / culinary events. Contact me for help planning and executing your next event.


& staging


interior design lakeside & country style

I have been designing home interiors for 10+ years, some from the ground up, but none are more enjoyable than cottages. Magical relaxing places, cottages are made even more so by the careful curation of furniture, stuff, and art that reflects the fun natural beauty of cottage life. 

Spruce up your cottage

with Cottage & Art interior designs.


03 clients (Past & Present)

Unified Marketing & Communications

Esprit Orchestra

Sergio Bozikovic

David Novak

Waddingtons Art Auction House

American Barrick + Horsham

Jeff Healey Band

Alliance Atlantis

Showcase TV

Chiat Day Mojo Advertising

Page Publications

Hubley & Associates

The Toronto Star

The Globe & Mail

The London Free Press

Anna Sui Fashions, Soho, New York

Various Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Stores - Toronto

Chef Jamie Kennedy @ The ROM

The Rectory Cafe, Toronto Island - Head Chef + Wedding Events

Kindred Spirits Catering

Elite Catering

Lightform Photography


Press Photos

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