Belinda’s emotive landscapes and figurative works display expressive brushwork and a sensitive palette which engages the viewer in a connected experience with the subject matter. She strives to express the forms through abstract representation and marks of colour which capture a unique quality of light and atmosphere in her paintings.
“My work is largely representational; I strive to paint my participated experience in life whether it is a landscape or figurative study. Inspiration, beauty, honesty and an appreciation of life can be found in unexpected places. In the exquisite curve of a ceramic bowl, the delicate illumination of a shoulder that catches the light, the quiet magic of trees stripped bare beneath a winter sky, or hues and values reflecting and influencing each other. What things are and the edges that define them and the spaces that connect them are all equally important. Looking and truly seeing are poles apart and I strive to convey this in both my art and teaching.”
Belinda studied graphic art and design at a tertiary level and now works full-time as an artist and art instructor in Somerset West, South Africa. She enjoys exploring a variety of mediums and genres. She currently works in oils and charcoal and has more recently begun exploring sculptural work as well. Her past commercial work experience in both the advertising and fashion industry have served to deepen her understanding of colour, form and visual narrative. Belinda’s work to date has been sold privately and hangs in collections both in South Africa and abroad.