Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Tuesday 18th-Sunday 30th July 2017
Caroline Bellamy has recently graduated from the Ilam school of Fine Arts Christchurch, majoring in a bachelor of painting. Caroline is a emerging young New Zealand artist. Born in Nelson, Caroline started painting at a young age and sold her first painting in the Rutherford Gallery Nelson aged 14. Her Father being a sign writer and painter and mother a medical illustrator she has always been surrounded with artistic careers and skills.
Energetic, thick, bold brush marks depict the naturalistic forms. Simplification and exaggeration of the landscape characteristics communicate emotion and give the work a sense of spontaneity. A complexity of naturalistic colour creates an emotive atmosphere and depicts a strong sense of depth.
Caroline a passionate tramper and mountaineer, tramps into these remote areas (often long multi day trips) directly experiencing the landscape and translates these experiences into her paintings.
Steve Bellamy graduated from the Ilam school of fine arts majoring in design 1981. After running a sign writing business for over 30 years, Steve has began to branch out into painting. Influences of the natural environment and local landmarks influence his work.