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Bella Luz Studio

JOLINE EL-HAI, a longtime resident of Seattle, is the artist and owner of Bella Luz Studio. Since 1989 she has been a member of the colorful Artwood Studios community in Seattle.

Her work is filled with a sense of movement, rich coloring and bold, detailed imagery of a darkly mysterious and narrative quality. A gardener with deep roots in the earth, the drama and intimacy of the natural world often inform my designs. Inspired by travels to West Africa, she is fascinated with masks and enjoy creating faces and creatures that blur the line between human and animal.

Raised under the sun-soaked skies of southern California, she developed an enduring passion for light and vivid color.