October 23, 2018
'Light + Wild'
Caroline’s upcoming show captures a part of New Zealand’s landscape, the colours, the textures, the light, and the evident beauty of the land.
A local Nelson artist, Caroline has grown up with an artistic presence in her family, her older sister Michelle Bellamy a well accomplished New Zealand realist painter.
Caroline has completed a four year Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting, at the Ilam school of Fine Arts in Christchurch.
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.
Kathmandu has recently created a short video on her painting and how she is inspired by the natural environment. Check out the video @Kathmandu @World Ready.
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