Caroline BELLAMY

Caroline BELLAMY


Caroline Bellamy has recently graduated from the Ilam school of Fine Arts Christchurch, majoring in painting. Caroline is an 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 translates the energy of the landscape by becoming physically involved with the paintings by using her full arm-span and bodily movements in the brush flourishes. The large scale gives the painted landscapes a greater sense of space and scale and places emphasis on the large weighty land masses. 

From the valley rivers up to the mountain top alpine tarns, 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. 

Caroline produces work in multi media, her main medium being oil on board, linen and canvas.

 

Caroline BELLAMY's Work

Morning Rest, Cloudmaker Valley Winter Freeze, Mount Rolleston

Morning Rest, Cloudmaker Valley

Winter Freeze, Mount Rolleston

Oil on board
140 x 70cm
arriving soon!
Morning Still, Cloudmaker Lake Morning Solace, Cloudmaker Lake

Morning Still, Cloudmaker Lake

Morning Solace, Cloudmaker Lake

Oil on Board
50 x 50cm
Oil on board
50 x 50cm
Beyond The Valley, Cloudmaker Lake, South Westland Moving Water, Whitcombe River

Beyond The Valley, Cloudmaker Lake, South Westland

Moving Water, Whitcombe River

Oil on Board
Tryptych (110 x 50cm each panel)
Oil on Board
80 x 120cm
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