In The Studio 

Celebrating Artistry: Finalist in the People's Choice Art Prize on BlueThumb

Being selected as a finalist in the People's Choice Art Prize is an incredible honour. I'm so grateful for the support and votes from everyone who appreciated my work. This achievement is not just a personal win but a celebration of artistry and creativity. 

Be Well, Relax and Create!

Belinda x

Scroll through my five paintings that reach to Finalist - The People's Choice Art Prize on Bluethumb, 2024.

SeaScapes

Sea Spray series inspired by nature. These artworks are all about capturing the magic of light, mood and movement. In some of my seascape paintings, I aim to paint the energy and ocean waves crashing against the rocks.

Belinda

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Title: Sea Spray, Port Macquarie, Town Beach, 2022, Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours on Arches 300gsm, Cold Press, Acid Free. Donated to a family member at the value of $800.00. 

Winner of The Lloyd Rees Prize Award, 2022

In the Cove newspaper article by Jacky Barker. To have a read about the winners of the Lane Cove Art Society Artxtra Exhibition in year 2022. 

Studying A six week watercolour course - 2020

My Journey with Art and My Vision 

In life, we often face challenges that test our strength and resilience. For me, one of these challenges has been my eyesight. Since the tender age of 5, I have battled with poor vision due to lazy eyes "amblyopia" condition in both eyes and dry eye syndrome which seems to get progressively worse with age. Despite this hurdle, I discovered my passion for painting around the time when I started wearing glasses at 5 years old and found solace in the world of art.

However, my journey took a frightening turn in 2021 when I was confronted with the possibility of losing my sight completely due to Uveitis. This was a wake-up call, reminding me of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. Thankfully, timely treatment spared me from this fate, but the experience left a lasting impact on me. 

It was during this time of reflection that I decided to make a change - not just in my art but in how I approached life. I also chose to take up yoga, a practice that nurtures the mind, body, and soul.  

Despite the challenges I face, I refuse to let them define me. I am a painter, a creator, and above all, a strong individual who refuses to be held back by adversity.

So, as I continue on my artistic journey, I invite you to join me. Let us celebrate the beauty of life and art, knowing that even in the darkest of times, there is always light to guide us forward.

Be well, relax and create!

Belinda

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Lane Cove Art Awards 2022 - Peace Rose 

A Glimpse into my Watercolour Creations

I am registered with Bluethumb an online art gallery for artists selling original artworks. You have the option to acquire any of my paintings directly from their platform with free shipping.  I have a profile, in the studio information and updates, a collection of series and an artist biography on Bluethumb. I sell watercolours and oil paintings on this platform and I have a message system on there if you require to contact me.  

Belinda

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Unveiling the Soul of Art: Exploring Life's Pace Through My Sketchbook Journal

I allocate time to collect photographs, create small thumbnail sketches, and document any inspirational ideas in my sketchbook journal. This becomes a cherished moment of respite from painting and other commitments. I enjoy using my own reference photographs to draw inspiration from nature. Taking my own photographs is crucial because it is through this creative process that I come to truly comprehend what I am painting.

Maintaining a journal holds great significance to me, considering the fast-paced nature of life. While my preference lies in intuitive painting, I find value in documenting various aspects, as it has the potential to expand my creative horizons. By recording experiences, thoughts, and observations, I leave room for my mind to embark on new explorations and uncover fresh inspirations. 

Belinda 

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Explore a world of vibrant hues and delicate brushstrokes in my online gallery, featuring a collection of mesmerising watercolour paintings. From serene seascapes to breathtaking landscapes and beautiful florals , each piece captures a moment of tranquillity and beauty. Immerse yourself in the ethereal world of watercolours, where every stroke tells a story.

Belinda 

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My Sea Spray collection of Beach scenes 

 




        "Starting Your Watercolour Journey"

I have some ideas that I would like to share with you about my approach to watercolour painting 

'I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet today. I would also like to pay my respects to Elders past and present and still to come.  I extend that respect to Aboriginal peoples here today.'